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Refresh 2 Impress


Refresh 2 Impress - a FREE 3 day programme for the retired and over fifties, especially designed for people who are young at heart and wanting to learn new skills, try different activities, meet likeminded people and have fun.

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Programme includes:

  • FREE Lunch and refreshments every day
  • FREE Maths or English Entry Level 3 qualification
  • FREE fun and interactive *Taster Sessions, which may include:
  • Art: ‘Make and Take’ - Suminagashi Paper Marbling, Fabric Printing, Mono printing and Chine-colle, Press Mould Making, Drawing, Sculpture, Art History
  • Active and Wellbeing: Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Table Tennis, Badminton, Dance, Horticulture, Circus Skills, Qigong, First Aid at Home
  • I.T. (session includes basic I.T. jargon, Emails, Using the Internet to save time & money, Managing data securely, Social Media, Online shopping)
  • Creative Writing
  • Musicality: African Drumming

*Sessions dependent on programme schedule and tutor availability

Further Information

Each 3 day programme takes place at one of our state of the art campuses in either Bristol (Bristol RWA or WISE Campus) or Stroud. Free parking is available at WISE Campus and Stroud Campus.

Starting at 09:15/09:30 each day and finishing no later than 16:00, you will take part in Taster Sessions as well as Maths or English Sessions. Please note only Art based Taster Sessions available at Bristol (RWA) Campus. 

There is no dress code. However, please wear comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear, especially when taking part in the active sessions.

On completion of the Maths programme you will have the opportunity to attend the progression programme to achieve the higher Maths qualification and experience other sessions.