Our Balbriggan Loves Learning Festival 2021

April 13, 2021 0

Balbriggan people are being encouraged to explore the world of learning with the town’s first festival of education and training skills. The Our Balbriggan Loves Learning festival will take place from April 19 to 30 and will explore a range of learning and up-skilling opportunities which are available in the area.

The inaugural Festival was postponed in 2020 due to COVID 19 and this year it will take place online with a combination of learning showcases/videos and online live events.

Our Balbriggan loves learningA Loves Learning Festival section on Balbriggan.ie will operate as a central hub for all events and will be divided into four categories – learning for employment, learning for business, learning in the community and digital learning.

You can view all the events on the Balbriggan.info events page

The Festival has been developed over a number of months and involved collaboration between both volunteers and organisations, including Fingal County Council, Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB) Adult Education Service, Dublin Regional Skills, Baldoyle Training Centre, Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce, Empower, Department of Enterprise and Social Protection and Balbriggan Integration Forum.

DDLETB has a long history of delivering lifelong learning opportunities in Balbriggan,

said Trevor Moore, Director Further Education and Training with DDLETB.

In fact, Balbriggan Community College opened in 1984, so we know for sure that the people of Balbriggan love to learn.

Over the years we have expanded the range of opportunities available to meet the needs of a growing community, and this year we are proud to lead the Balbriggan Loves Learning Festival.

Along with our partners and other providers of education, skills, and training in the area, we plan to celebrate this love of learning by showcasing the opportunities to learn that exist in Balbriggan.

The Balbriggan Loves Learning festival brings all these opportunities together and we hope it will make it easier to find out what is available and how you can participate in the learning opportunity you are interested in.

The festival is one of the actions identified in the Our Balbriggan Rejuvenation Plan, which found that 35% of locals surveyed wanted to see greater adult learning supports and 23% sought upskilling for mature citizens

Emer O’Gorman, Director of Economic, Enterprise, Tourism and Cultural Development said.

We were really keen to bring together an event that celebrates the people of Balbriggan and their amazing talent

Mayor of Fingal David Healy said.

There are so many opportunities for learning – on the sports field, in the classroom or through clubs and activities – and we hope the festival and its events will showcase that talent and highlight further potential for learning in the community.