Adult Learners Week

Recognising the benefits of lifelong learning, Adult Learners’ Week (ALW) is the U.K.’s biggest celebration of learning. This year, ALW will take place from May 18 - 24, 2013.

To celebrate ALW 2013 the Mearns Adult Learning Forum are holding a series of FREE workshops on the theme of “Digital inclusion”.

Using Free Software: Find out how to protect yourself on the internet and about free software for using spreadsheets, writing letters, editing photos, making presentations and managing your diary online. Learn how to save money on expensive programmes and keep yourself safe online.

This class will run on; Monday, May 20 from 13:00 – 14:00 at Fettercairn Primary School, Wednesday, May 22 from 13:00 – 14:00 at Mearns Community Centre, Thursday, May 23 from 13:00 – 14:00 & 19:00 – 20:00 at St Cyrus Public Hall.
Online Library Services: Aberdeenshire Libraries is making more of its services available through the internet, for its members at home, as well as in libraries. Read newspaper articles and magazines online, research your family history and practise your theory test.
This class will run on; Monday, May 20 from 14:00 – 15:00 at Fettercairn Primary School, Wednesday, May 22 from 14:00 – 15:00 at Mearns Community Centre, Thurday, May 23 from 14:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 19:00 at St Cyrus Public Hall, Friday, May 24 from 18:00 – 19:00 at Laurencekirk Library)

Accessing Health Information Online: Find out about how you can use the internet to access information about your health, as well as recommended websites and online tools.

This class will run on; Monday, May 20 from 15:00 – 16:00 at Fettercairn Primary School, Wednesday May 22 from 15:00 – 16:00 Mearns Community Centre, Thursday, May 23 from 15:00 – 16:00 at St Cyrus Public Hall, Friday, May 24 from 19:00 – 20:00 at Laurencekirk Library.

Using Power-point: Learn how to create, edit and save power-point presentations at this practical workshop. Booking essential. Tuesday, May 21 from 19:00 – 21:00 at Mearns Academy.

Budgeting & Benefits: Find out how to use the internet to save money and budget more effectively. Information about changes to welfare and the online application process will also be shared. Booking essential.

Tuesday, May 21 from 13:00 – 15:00 and Wednesday, May 23 from 10:00 – 12:00 at Laurencekirk Library).

All presentations are FREE and refreshments will be provided. For more information or to book your space, please contact: Mearns Community Centre, 148 High Street, Laurencekirk AB30 1BL. Telephone 01561 378298.