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WAES offers a range of workshops, many of which are free.

Learn practical skills or engage in fun activities. There is something for everyone here.

Family Learning Festival 25 May – 29 May 2020

Come and join us for a week of fantastic FREE online activities for the family – all from the safety of your own home. The WAES Family Learning Half Term Festival is a great time to take a break from the routine of work and home schooling and to brighten up your normal lockdown routine by trying something new.


  Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May
09:00 - 10:00     Mindfulness for Families    
10:00 - 11:00 Cards for Special Occasions Junk Model Animals – with Learning Unlimited Massage for Families    
14:00 - 15:00 Preventing Infection and Living Safely with Covid-19   Cityscape: Creating a Collage Using Scrap Paper – with Learning Unlimited Making Sock Puppets Family First Aid
15:00 - 16:00   Family Harmony      


Three ways to sign up:
Call: 020 7297 7297
Text: 07971 092 054

Text, call or email us and we will call you back to get your details.

DON’T MISS OUT – If you are in London and you sign up before Wednesday, 20th May, you will receive our free activity pack!

Cards for Special Occasions – Monday, 25 May, 10:00 – 11:00

Happy Birthday! Save your recycling (card and paper) to make fun and original cards for your friends and family. In this free workshop you will develop your creative skills and send someone you miss a special homemade card.

Preventing Infection and Living Safely with Covid-19 – Monday, 25 May, 14:00 – 15:00

A free workshop exploring how to prevent the COVID-19 infection entering the home/ spreading at home, how to boost the immune system, recognising symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do and when somebody has it.

Junk Model Animals – with Learning Unlimited – Tuesday, 26 May, 10:00 – 11:00

Work together to make milk bottle elephants and tissue box crocodiles. Learn different names of animals and the sounds they make. This free workshop will develop fine motor skills cutting and sticking shapes.

Family Harmony – Tuesday, 26 May, 15:00 – 16:00

Join us for this free workshop and learn how to guide you family towards a calmer, happier and more considerate household. Know how to help all members of the family communicate positively with each other and discover the six human needs we all share.

Mindfulness for Families – Wednesday, 27 May, 9:00 – 10:00

Learn the basics of mindfulness to help you and your family support each other during the school closure. These workshops are about staying calm, observing, not judging and feeling connected. Uz Afzal has taught mindfulness in schools and to adults for many years. Please join us for this inspiring workshop – free of charge.

Massage for Families – Wednesday, 27 May, 10:00 – 11:00

Enjoy a session of family massage. Learn how to massage the back, neck, shoulders and arms of your siblings, children or your grown-ups. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to feel relaxed! This free workshop is led by Uz Afzal. Recommended for all the generations in the home, even teens and grandparents!

Cityscape: Creating a Collage Using Scrap Paper – with Learning Unlimited – Wednesday, 27 May, 14:00 – 15:00

Travel the world from your living room. Using newspapers/magazines join us to create a beautiful cityscape collage. You will Learn about famous buildings around the world, develop creative skills in drawing and collage making. This is a free interactive workshop for anyone who wants to get creative!

Making Sock Puppets – Thursday, 28 May, 14:00 – 15:00

Create a talking and nibbling animal sock-puppet using just an odd sock and found materials from around the home. Learn how to bring this magical creature to life and entertain your family with your new friend. This enchanting workshop is led by the wonderful artist and puppeteer Tinka Slavicek and is free to join.

Family First Aid – Friday, 29 May, 14:00 – 15:00

Learn how to do basic first aid, such as treating burns and dressing cuts. Get the whole family involved in taking responsibility to stay safe and keep each other safe, and know what to do when there is an accident in the home. This is a free workshop for the whole family.


Upcoming Courses:


Journalling for Wellbeing

Next Starts: 03/06/2020
Explore your creativity through journalling. Over 5 sessions, through drawing and creative writing, you will be guided to confidently express your thoughts and feelings about the world around you, leading to a greater sense of wellbeing.
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Fun with picture books EYFS

Next Starts: 08/06/2020
We will read stories together, learn about the characters, the setting, the plot- and then make something together to help enrich our understanding and love for the book. A parent or carer must join the child with this workshop. For children in nursery, Reception and Year 1 .
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