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Computing for Beginners Plus with Alison Standen

"Who would have thought computing could actually have been fun?? certainly not me!"

"Thank you again for the excellent beginners plus course, I really felt I had my moneysworth. I had been on a couple of computer courses in the past which were a complete waste of my time and money. They seemed to be run for the benefit of the college rather than the needs of the students (paying customers)! In contrast your course really hit the spot. Teaching the skill set then setting 'treasure trail' tasks to let us use our new skills creatively, made learning great fun. We all found different ways of doing the tasks so it was creative and competitive, we all helped each other when we forgot how to do things and we all made mistakes we had to try and undo. Sorry we were slow to leave, cutting down your lunch break, but we were all enjoying ouselves too much!"


Yoga for Improvers with Kim Leys

"The yoga course has continued to benefit me with regards to flexibility and strength and general well-being. We are very fortunate to have Kim as our tutor. She is clearly steeped in all facets of the subject."

"Tutor is Fabulous! Could not wish for more productive, helpful & tuned in to individual needs of students, which obviously helps progression in course work."

"Our teacher, Kim, has always been very reliable and encouraging. She is an expert in her subject and I believe we all have great respect for her."


Print Making - All Abilities with Amanda Sumpter

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course and thank you for your patience and support even when you were busy."

"I have learnt a brilliant new skill."

"It has given me a good grasp of techniques I needed to know for personal projects."



Belly Dancing - All Abilities with Ann Law

"I have made new friends and tried out something I never would have thought I would love so much."

"It has been a wonderful connection with myself and others, aided relaxation, enjoyment and pleasure enjoying learning new techniques."

"In my case it has helped me to maintain my physical health as I have arthritis."


French Beginners Plus with Alison Standen

"Alison Standen is an excellent tutor. She combines a personable approach with a wide range of teaching techniques to provide stimulating and rewarding lessons."

"Excellent course (now completed 2 years). Very enjoyable and tutor is excellent. My French is now so much better, I can use it when abroad on holiday."

"It has helped with my self confidence not only in speaking French but with meeting new people."


Painting Using Ink and Wash - All Abilities with Nicola Eslick

"I really enjoyed the course, the interaction by the tutor and the company of the others . I see these days as relaxation!"

"Meets my needs, improving my skills in a relaxing and non threatening environment."

"Given me more understanding and confidence in this subject."


Spanish for Holidays with Maria Vidler

"I think the tutor, Maria, was a very good instructor. Very careful to keep us all challenged yet taking time to explain to someone if they needed clarification on a point."

"Made me more confident at trying to speak Spanish."

"The course should help me when I visit Spain this year. The course also felt worth while in its own right as a way to challenge the mind and stimulate the memory banks."


Maths GCSE with Cristina Yogi

"I have really enjoyed maths and it has boosted my confidence resulting in a decision to put myself forward for something I may have shrunk from in the past."

"Cristina is an excellent tutor, I am so glad she taught me."

"Increased my confidence in Maths."


Movement and Dance Gently with Liza Reeves

"I think our tutor Liza Reeves is extremely good . She makes the classes very interesting and gives thought to the needs and abilities of all the members of the class."

"I look forward to my Thursday class and I find Liza very good."

"Certainly helped to keep me fit and active."


Crochet Workshop - All Abilities with Dominique Greenwood

"It allowed me to work at my own pace and gain the skills I had enrolled for."

"The tutor was excellent and I learnt so much in the year. Everyone in ACRES is very friendly and it is run in a professional way."

"It has improved my knowledge of crochet stitches and techniques 100%. I am very pleased I went on the course."


Family History with Alison Standen

"Very manageable courses, a very good tutor, a great opportunity to learn with others, and fun."

"It has developed further my interest and skills in family history research, rapidly becoming a passion!"

"Alison, the tutor was brilliant! I will be re enrolling again in September. I don't know what to do with my Wednesday mornings anymore!"

"It has given me a life long interest."