What is the Wyndham Learning Festival?
The Wyndham Learning Festival is an annual, series of events that provides opportunities for FREE learning activities across the City of Wyndham. The festival has activities for all ages and interests, promoting lifelong learning for all and welcoming new events, sponsors and participants to reflect this diverse and dynamic community.
Based on invaluable feedback and consultations with the Festival’s working group and the community, this year’s Wyndham Learning Festival will be a smaller and more curated experience. The Festival will take place 1-5 September 2021.
The theme Re-Emerge, Connect & Thrive was chosen as it reflects the challenges many in the community are currently facing.
As communities emerge from the difficulties suddenly faced in the COVID-19 world of 2020, we are hopeful that the Wyndham Learning Festival will provide a range of opportunities that meet the needs, interests and aspirations of most in the Wyndham community.
The Festival encourages the community to get out and try new things in both formal and informal learning settings. This event is jointly run through a partnership between Wyndham Community & Education Centre and Wyndham City Council.
The aim of the Festival is to bring people together through learning, motivate the community to try something new and to promote lifelong learning for all age groups: Early Years, School Years, Young Adults, Adults & Seniors, Learning for all.
Lifelong learning includes formal and informal learning for people of all ages. In the past it was thought learning only happened at school when we were young but now there is a recognition that we are all learners and that we learn in different ways, times and spaces.
‘In order to build a ‘learning community’, a culture that values, celebrates, supports and encourages learning throughout life needs to be fostered and facilitated. Every person, at every stage of their life should have lifelong learning opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to fulfill their aspirations and contribute to their societies.’ UNESCO Education Strategy 2014-2021.
This year’s Festival will build on community support to make it even better, bringing in new events, sponsors and participants to reflect this diverse and dynamic learning community.