14 May 2012>
Caerphilly County Borough Council is aiming to race ahead of the pack with a week of events aimed at inspiring improvements in literacy using the Olympic ethos.
The Literacy Olympics programme will run during Adult Learner's Week (14th May - 18th May), and features opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to learn to love literature.
Children can enjoy storytellers in both the English and Welsh medium at a number of libraries across the borough, while adults are equally encouraged to embrace the themes of the week and boost their knowledge and literacy skills.
The themes of the week include Early Years, Families, Schools, Communities, with the event culminating with the launch of a new Skills Strategy across all services in the council.
Another important day during the week is Learning@Work day, which takes place on Thursday 17th May. This day is an opportunity for employees and employers to organise activities which emphasise the importance of having an actively learning workforce.
Community Development Manager, David Phenis, commented, "As a council we regularly run learning and development courses for our staff to further develop their skills. Research has shown that learning in the workplace improves productivity and can help employees progress in their careers. It can also help them develop in their current job, making them more resilient to redundancy. "
Learning@Work Day events can range from "stress busting" activities such as aromatherapy and Indian head massage through to short tasters of vocational courses in admin, finance and beyond.
Members of the Working Skills for Adults team will be present in Caerphilly County Borough Council's headquarters Penallta House during lunchtime on 17th May to teach an engaging and fun class of gift wrapping skills to council staff.
Caerphilly Learning Festival - What's On (pdf 788kb)
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