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Refresh 2 Impress

Research continues to highlight the importance of lifelong learning as a prescription for a longer, healthier life – keeping minds active and people socially engaged.

A new FREE leisure-learning course, designed specifically for those over 50, was launched at SGS College's WISE Campus in the summer of 2015 offering life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities.

This new, FREE course, named Refresh 2 Impress, was for semi-retired and retired people who can come together and learn together, for the sheer joy of brushing up old skills or the discovery of new ones. The course was so popular it still continues to run and has seen over 150 learner attend.

Whether your interest is intellectual, practical, or for fun, Refresh 2 Impress can be very rewarding and extend your circle of friends.

Participants can take part in a range of activities including but not limited to:

  • IT skills - understanding modern technology and how to save money using the internet
  • First aid at home
  • Photography
  • Art – 'make at take sessions'
  • Gentle gym
  • Yoga
  • Qigong
  • Sign Language
  • Circus skills
  • Cookery
  • Table tennis
  • Golf
  • Dance
  • Wellbeing
  • Mindfulness mediation
  • Bowls

In addition, course learners will be taught valuable day-to-day maths skills and will even get a qualification upon completion of the course as proof of their ability.

Included in this exciting package; lunch and refreshments are provided FREE every day.

Refresh 2 Impress designer: Sarah Kopera comments: ''as a society all generations are generally more active, more aware of a healthy lifestyle, and more outgoing. Refresh 2 Impress reflects that outlook, providing a leisure-learning course that maximises enjoyment and the ability to live life to the full. It's also a chance to meet other likeminded people, socialise and have fun."

Refresh 2 Impress courses are delivered at:

Wise Campus

A great venue in North Bristol and offers a vibrant learning environment and cutting edge facilities.

WISE Campus, New Road, Stoke Gifford,
Bristol, BS34 8LP
T: 0117 919 2601 F: 0117 377 6828

Stroud Campus

Situated in the beautiful five valleys, Gloucestershire SGS Stroud is based in a modern, state-of the-art building that combines purpose-built facilities with the latest education technology.

Stroud Campus, Stratford Road,
Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4AH
T: 01453 763424 F: 01453 753543

For more information or to book a place please call: 0800 056 6940 or email or

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