Free half-term workshops hosted by community café

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STUDENTS who run the Supporting Action for Eastwood Café are hosting a range of free activities during half-term.

There will be workshops and classes in IT, dancing, poetry and card-making, all run from the café in Nottingham Road.

The week of activities, named ‘Try Something New’ will run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday next week.

On Monday there will be an internet course for adults, a card-making workshop, an IT workshop and a zumba dance class.

On Wednesday there will be adult internet training, belly dancing and poetry and on Friday there will be dancing with the Wii Fit, adult internet training and card-making.

Barry Cooper, from the extended services programme for the Eastwood Family of Schools, said: “I think it’s a good idea to put on free activities, especially at a time when funding is being cut and free holiday provision is no longer available.”

The Supporting Action for Eastwood Café (SAFE) was opened up by a group of pupils from Eastwood Comprehensive School last year to create a closer link between the school and the community and to showcase work to the public.

The sessions are open to everybody.