Community Learning Fair in South Ockendon

SOUTH Ockendon residents had a chance to have their say about future learning opportunities in the area – and have some fun at the same time.

The South Ockendon Centre in Derry Avenue, hosted the Community Learning Fair which proved a big hit (around 2,000 people came through the doors) providing holiday activities for children and information about learning for all ages.

Among the fun was an HGV tractor unit, face-painting and signing, crochet and crafts, the Thurrock Community Learning Bus, a climbing wall from Grangewaters and Zumba – all provided free by local organisations.

In addition there were information stands provided by ngage, the Ockendon Children’s Centre, NHS Health and Well-being, Impulse Leisure, Jobcentre Plus, and the Thurrock Credit Union among others.

Visitors to the event had lots to say and the next steps will be to deliver the courses and activities people suggested.

Anyone who missed the day, but who would like to become involved in planning learning events and activities should get in touch with the South Ockendon Centre on 01708 851212 or call Margaret Lochrie, learning project lead (Capacity), on 07785 918 376

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