Wyndham Learning Festival 2018 Media Release
Date: 13 August 2018
The Wyndham Learning Festival 2018 Event
Excitement is building for the third Wyndham Learning Festival following the success of the 2016 and 2017 festivals. The Wyndham Learning Festival is a community wide event showcasing and celebrating lifelong learning throughout the city of Wyndham. With over 100 free events from 1 to 8 September, the Festival will provide learning activities for all life stages; early years, school years, young adults, adults and, seniors.
Brought to Wyndham by the Wyndham Community & Education Centre supported by Wyndham City Council, the Wyndham Learning Festival 2018 will bring together education and training providers, schools, business, government and the community to celebrate learning through an assortment of activities. From River Walks or a Digital Photography Bus Tour, to Robotics, Latin and African Drumming, and Japanese Tea Workshop, the 2018 Learning Festival has something for everyone! Popular events from the last two year’s festival such as Rhyme Time in the Zoo and Party in the Precinct will also happen again this year.
To open the 2018 festival, there will be a Pop-Up School in the town centre in Point Cook on September 1st. The Pop-up School aims to showcase the rich knowledge of local Point Cook residents through a series of learning activities representing history, culture, craft, music and stories.
Wyndham Community & Education Centre’s CEO Ms Jennie Barrera said, “The Wyndham Learning Festival plays a significant role in bringing people together with a focus on lifelong learning across the municipality. As one of the fastest growing cities in Australia, our vision is to create a socially inclusive community that enjoys high levels of learning and employment.”
“A strong learning community is a more resilient community that can adapt to change, learn new skills and take advantage of opportunities,” stated Ms Barrera. “As the first learning festival in Australia, it’s very exciting to see other municipalities adopting their own Learning Festivals particularly given that this year is the National Year of Lifelong Learning!”
This year’s event will be launched on 17 August, bringing together sponsors and event holders. Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas MP will formally launch the 2018 Wyndham Learning Festival supported by Mayor, Cr Peter Maynard, Deputy Mayor, Cr Walter Villagonzalo, Learning City Portfolio holder, Cr Josh Gilligan and Cr Heather Marcus.
The platinum sponsor for this year’s event is Wyndham Community & Education Centre. The Gold sponsor is Victoria University Polytechnic. Bronze sponsors include: Bendigo Bank; Deakin University; the WynBay LLEN; Telstra Business Centre Melbourne West; Melbourne City Institute of Education; and, member for Lalor, Ms Joanne Ryan MP.