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Art Students -Bickerton Exhibition

Art Exhibition

During the academic year we have a range of Adult Education classes on. One of the popular classes is Painting for all. This runs on three nights a week and Roger has good class numbers. This year a number of his students are involved in an art exhibition. It is a chance to show case their work and the chance to make a sale. The exhibition is open to all and details are attached. If you have ever fancied painting please get in touch with Janet the Learning Advisor at With the help and encouragement  you will be surprises how effectively you can paint in a short time.


 Roger the Art tutor pictured above.

Art Students -Bickerton Exhibition


Adult Education Courses

After Easter the following  courses are on offer here at Sandbach school at Learn at the Link. Please have a look and share with family and friends.

Click HERE for all the information

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi is back for another course. If you book before the 6th February then you pay for only five weeks.

This course shall be running in the Drama studio on a Monday evening 7-8pm. It will commence on the 13th February 2017.

Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise and works on your

mind and physical strength. Geoff has been teaching Tai Chi for many years travels world wide to increase his knowledge of this craft.

For any further details please email Alternatively telephone the office on 01270758886 or out of hours 07759115142



Young attractive man making Thai-chi movements on the beach of Black sea


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Knit and Natter with Jane

Knit and Natter with Jane: Wednesday Evenings, Sandbach School, 7-9pm, beginning 23rdNovember 2016  FREE!

  • Are you an experienced knitter who would enjoy chatting and sharing ideas & experience with like-minded people over coffee and cake?
  • Would you like some help with the ‘tricky’ bits of the pattern you are working on?
  • Would you like to learn how to knit in a very informal and supportive group? We can get you started with wool and needles and as much help as you need.

About Jane:JH

I have been knitting for more than 40 years, taught by my Gran,  who was brilliant at picking up my dropped stitches and doing the casting on and off for me!

Since that time I have become a fanatical knitter and knitting has become part of every day of my life. For me the process of knitting has become as important as the item I ultimately produce. Knitting is fabulous (and portable!) relaxation therapy and has helped me through some anxious and stressful periods of my life. The simple rhythm of making the stitches never fails to sooth and relax me.

I have learned that I like to make simple things well, using the best quality wool and needles I can afford. That means mostly baby blankets and baby cardigans and jumpers that are knit in one piece.

Today knitting is very much about ‘handmade’ rather than ‘homemade’ with amazing yarns in every colour you can imagine. My mother knitted my school jumpers because it was cheaper than buying them. I knit for my sons because I can create something unique for them, putting my love into every stitch.

Whatever your experience with 2 needles and a ball of wool please come and join me.  I would love to share my passion for knitting, and the many benefits it can bring. I hope I will also be able to pick up some hints and tips from you along the way!

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone who wants to come along and learn to knit from scratch, please let us know in advance, so that we can ensure that we have enough wool & needle sets available.


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WIN a FREE place on one of our Christmas Courses

WIN a FREE place on one of our Christmas courses or workshops by simply ‘Liking’ our Facebook page.

Details of our Christmas Courses can be found HERE.

We can now also offer gift vouchers: Stuck for something to buy your special someone? Have that partner or particular family member who is hard to buy for?

Why not buy them a gift certificate to our Community Learning Courses? The gift certificates are valid for over a year, so it gives them plenty of time to pick a course that they will enjoy.

Our vouchers comes in multiple prices starting form £10 and going to £100.  Click HERE to purchase.

T&Cs: The gift certificates can be used for any non-certificated courses (ie. NOT GCSEs or Sage) and can be used by Over 18s only.


Community Learning Courses Now Available

A full range of Community Learning/Adult Education courses are available for September 2016, including qualification and purely leisure based courses.


More courses are still being added as we look to extend our current offer.

Check out the range of courses HERE.


Community Learning Taster Sessions Success

As part of the 2016 Festival of Learning, The Link at Sandbach School invited local residents to try their hand at a  range of new skills by taking part in FREE taster sessions.  The Festival of Learning, led by Learning and Work Institute, invites organisations and communities to take part in adult learning activities to showcase the wide range of opportunities and resources available to adults hoping to continue or resume their education.

The Festival recognises the inspiring achievements of adult learners nationwide with a celebratory national awards ceremony in Birmingham in September.

At the Community Learning Taster Sessions visitors had the opportunity to try a wide range of subjects  from Arabic to Yoga.


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Community Learning Tutors Wanted

If you have a passion for your subject and want to share it with others, working as a part-time community learning tutor can be a rewarding and interesting experience. As an organisation offering a wide range of courses, we need tutors who can inspire others in an informative and engaging way.

What we need from you:

  • Thrive on the success of others, hold relevant professional qualifications and have expertise in your subject area
  • A commitment to providing excellent learning opportunities for your students
  • Experience of teaching adults is desirable but not essential – we will provide development support for the right people
  • Be able to work between 2-10 hours per week.

The current rate of pay is £19.50 an hour (£25 for a suitably qualified pilates instructor)  – this is currently subject to a review but will not go down.

Please contact us by phone or email if you are interested:, 01270 758886.

Particular subjects/topics we are looking for include:

Pilates,  plumbing, DIY, Ipads, eBay, public speaking, cupcakes, zumba gold, badminton, cartooning, wine appreciation, script writing,  web design, photoshop etc.

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Summer Ballroom Dancing Classes

Fancy yourself as a Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire?
Want to try your hand at ballroom dancing this summer?
You could have two left feet or be a master at dancing, at Sandbach School’s Community Learning we are offering a range of ballroom classes throughout July and August for only £4 per session (Please find time table below).

These sessions  offer a different  styles of dance to learn, so whether you want to learn the Tango or the Waltz its available here for you.

If you’re interested please contact The Link on 01270 758886 or email for more information.

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Argentine Tango Disco Fox Viennese Waltz Rock n Roll
Beginners 19th July, 8pm – 9pm or/and

16th Aug, 8pm- 9pm

2nd Aug 8pm – 9pm or/and

30th Aug, 8pm – 9pm

 23rd Aug,  8pm – 9pm 9th Aug, 8pm – 9pm
Improver’s 20th July, 7pm – 8pm or/and

17th Aug, 8pm – 9pm

3rd Aug, 7pm – 8pm or/and

31st Aug, 7pm – 8pm

24th Aug. 7pm – 8pm 10th Aug 7pm – 8pm
Intermediate 19th July, 7pm – 8pm or/and

16th Aug, 7pm – 8pm

2nd Aug, 7pm- 8pm or/and

30th Aug, 7pm – 8pm

23rd Aug, 7pm – 8pm 9th Aug, 7pm – 8pm
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Badminton Coach Wanted For September 2016

We are looking for a qualified badminton coach to join our team of Community Learning tutors to deliver both beginners and improvers classes in badminton, starting in September 2016.  You must be a minimum of level 2 qualified.

In the first instance we would be looking at a minimum of 2 hours a week – the current rate is £19.50 per hour.

What we need from our Badminton coach:

  • A commitment to providing excellent learning opportunities for your students
  • Experience of teaching adults is desirable but not essential – we will provide development support for the right people
  • Be able to work between 2-10 hours per week.

We are also looking for other subjects – see HERE.

Please contact us by phone or email if you are interested: 01270 758886 or