Free family learning courses throughout October half-term

halloween night with pumpkin in grass tree bat and hunting house in background
halloween night with pumpkin in grass tree bat and hunting house in background

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is running a series of family learning sessions at centres across the East Riding this October half-term.

Family learning is free and fun and supports parents to develop skills alongside their child.

Spaces are limited and suitable for children aged four to 11, so hurry to book your place.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer aged 18 years or over (strictly two children per parent or carer).

Cllr Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economic investment and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Knowing what to do with the children 
during half-term can be a bit of headache for parents/carers, so the council is 
delighted to be able to promote this exciting range of free learning sessions taking place at venues across the East Riding.

“Come along with your children and find out what else your local adult learning centre can offer.”

Book online at www.eastriding.gov.uk/familylearning or call (01482) 392818.

Digital Image Editing

Learn how to capture your images and use digital techniques to save, enhance and improve the photographs helping you to create your own unique family photo book that you can either save electronically or arrange to have printed.

Staff will advise on printing, however, you will need to arrange to print work at your own cost. Friday October 30, Beverley, 9.30-11.30am.

Digital Story Telling

Bring some of your own photographs, digital recordings or video clips on a memory stick to this fun and interactive session and we will help turn you into the star of your own adventure story.

Monday October 26, Bridlington, 10am-noon; Hedon, 1.30-3.30pm; Driffield, 1.30-3.30pm. Tuesday 
October 2, Driffield, 10am-noon; Bridlington, 1.30-3.30pm. Wednesday, October 28, Withernsea, 10am-noon, Beverley, 10am-noon; Bridlington, 1.30-3.30pm. Thursday October 29, Driffield, 1.30-3.30pm; Cottingham, 1.30-3.30pm.

Fun with IT – Computer Animation

Create your own mini games using Scratch, a freely available piece of coding software that helps you create animation.

Scratch software is used widely in primary schools and is developed into more advanced coding skills at secondary level.

We will also look at other free downloadable software that you can use to turn your family photographs into a filmstrip.

Saturday October 31, Bridlington, 10am to noon, Saturday November 7, Pocklington, 1.30pm to 3pm

Get Creative for Halloween

Create your own Halloween mask, decorations or accessories with a range of crafts, including bead art, mask design, sewing and much, much more.

Monday October 26, Beverley, 10am to noon; Goole, 10am to noon. Tuesday October 27, Driffield, 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Wednesday October 28, Goole, 10am to noon. Thursday October 29, Withernsea, 1.30-3.30pm.

Guy Fawkes Family Quest

Suitable for children aged seven to 11, it’s November 4, 1605 and you have discovered secret documents about Guy Fawkes.

His plot becomes clear and you have been charged with foiling the plan.

You will need to use all of your maths, English, science and technology skills to help you save the day in this fun interactive workshop.

Tuesday October 27, Cottingham, 10am to noon. Wednesday October 28, Hedon, 10am to noon. Thursday October 29, Withernsea, 10am to noon.

Helping Your Children with Maths and English

Mini maths sacks

Design and create a range of maths-based games and activities and bring everyday maths to life in this fun and interactive workshop.

You will leave with your own mini sack filled with your maths creations.

Monday October 26, Beverley, 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Tuesday October 27, Hedon, 10am to noon. Friday Octobe 30, Cottingham, 1.30am to 3.30pm

Mini story sacks

Bring your favourite book or choose a book on the day and then design and create a range of English based games and activities and bring stories to life in this fun and interactive workshop.

You will leave with your own mini sack filled with your exciting creations.

Tuesday October 27, Cottingham, 1.30pm to 3.30pm; Goole, 10am to noon; Withernsea, 1.30-3.30pm. Wednesday October 28, Hedon, 1.30-3.30pm. Friday October 30, Cottingham, 10am to noon.

Junk Jewellery Making

Make jewellery making fun by using pieces of junk. Staff will provide you with a range of objects that you might normally throw away and show you how to turn these into unique pieces of jewellery that you can wear or give as a gift.

Tuesday October 27, Bridlington, 10am to noon. Wednesday October 28, Pocklington, 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Pottery

Making items for your home and garden - use your hands and plastic moulds to make a plant pot, or ornament, out of clay for your home.

Decorate it before you take it home.

Monday October 26, Cottingham, 10am to noon.

Make your favourite fictional character - under the expert eye of our tutor use your hands to mould clay into your favourite film or cartoon character.

Decorate it before you take it home.

Wednesday October 28, Cottingham, 10am to noon.

Make your own Hallowe’en lantern - using quick drying clay, plastic moulds and the ‘pinching’ method, make your very own Hallowe’en lantern to take home.

Monday October 26, Cottingham, 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Wednesday October 28, Cottingham, 1.30pm to 3.30pm