Each month the Love Learning campaign will focus on a different theme to try and encourage everyone to get involved in learning.
Take a look below at the different themes that we have focused on so far this year and in 2016. Our dedicated Storify pages will provide you with ideas of how to get involved with each theme as well as provide you with resources such as videos, articles and learning quotes.
Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook too and ‘retweet’ and ‘share’ as many themed messages as you can!
2017 Learning Themes
December: Role Models
This month we’ve launched a new campaign to encourage members of the business community to become role models by applying for school governor or trustee roles. By being a school governor you can support young people to fulfil their potential and help them to improve their life chances.
Find out more about the role and how to sign up at our dedicated Storify page.
November: Inspiring Bristol
As a Learning City we champion learning as a way to transform lives. Our Learning City partners and Learning Ambassadors are committed to inspiring everyone, of all ages and from all communities, in all parts of the city to learn something new.
Visit our dedicated Storify page for 10 top tips on how to motivate and inspire people to learn.
October: Creating a culture of learning
Encouraging a culture within communities in which learning is accessible to and valued by everyone is one of our key Learning City priorities.
We want to help increase knowledge and understanding about access and participation in learning, as well as raise aspirations. To achieve this ambition we recognise that we need a network of people who can help us to share and promote the life-changing power of learning.
Take a look at our dedicated Storify page to find out about our Learning Ambassador programme and how we’re relaunching it.
Summer: Learning beyond the classroom
The knowledge, skills and experience made possible through cultural learning is essential to everyone’s development. By exploring the environment, arts, films, museums and libraries we are encouraged to learn, explore and get involved ourselves.
This summer we’d like to encourage everyone to continue to learn during the holiday period and seek out a range of experiences. Make sure you take a look at our summer Storify page to find out about a whole host of holiday activities that you can get involved with – from ‘art attack’ and ‘dig it’ at Bristol Museums to free sport activities, there’s something for everyone!
June: Making a difference
This month we’re celebrating the amazing people who strive to make a difference to the world and those around them. By volunteering, being a supportive friend or by simply learning something new, you can add value to your local community.
We hope the ideas on our dedicated Storify page inspire you to make a positive difference here in Bristol!
May: Let’s get curious and creative
Learning at Work Week is taking place from 15 – 21 May and provides a great opportunity to promote the value of learning in the workplace. The theme for 2017 is ‘curious and creative’.
Throughout the week, a number of Bristol Learning City partners and supporting organisations will be working together to promote and celebrate the benefits of learning and development at work. A range of FREE events and activities will be available for the local workforce and people of Bristol, as well as participating organisations employees.
Take a look at our dedicated Storify page for 10 ideas of how you can get involved with the week.
April: Spring into action!
As this year’s new season gets well and truly underway, we have some great events, initiatives and projects for you to get involved with. From pledging an experience of work opportunity for a young person, to playing chess in your local library, there are lots of ways to keep you busy this spring!
Find out more by visiting our dedicated Storify page.
March: Learning in the Community
One of the areas that Bristol Learning City is seeking to collectively address is Learning in the Community.
The newly established Challenge Group focuses on encouraging everyone in Bristol to value learning, whilst delivering activity to tackle inequality and identified priorities across the city.
Find out more about the new Challenge Group and how you could learn something new in the city by visiting our dedicated Storify page.
February: Environmental Learning Opportunities for all
Since holding the title of European Green Capital in 2015, learning about the environment and sustainability continues to grow across Bristol. We’re keen to empower citizens to drive positive changes in their local communities to reflect the green image that is imbedded in the city’s reputation.
Take a look at our dedicated Storify page and find out about some of our education projects including Sustainable Learning.
January: Widening Participation
Bristol Learning City shares a vision where everyone has the opportunity to be successful. In becoming a fairer city, we must make sure opportunities in life are not defined by personal backgrounds or economic circumstances.
Visit our dedicated Storify page and find out about the new pioneering initiatives are partnership is putting into place to tackle social mobility.
2016 Learning Themes