Wales U3A Castles S.L.P.

The new Castles S.L.P:

The castles theme was chosen to celebrate the fact that Wales has more castles than any other country in the world. All of our U3As in Wales will have some sort of castle be it a Motte and Bailey, early Welsh castle or an Edward I castle on their door step. The intention of the Castles SLP is to build on, consolidate and reinforce the achievements of the C&BC. Those who participated in that project took away from that learning experience, a set of transferable skills, ideas and understanding. By applying those skills, ideas, learning and understanding in a different study or activity, with a different focus, we reinforce the learning and understanding developed through that experience.

As part of the project we have launched a photography competition with the theme of Welsh Castles running 2019 to June 2020. The Wales U3A Short Story competition for 2019 also has the opportunity to include a reference to a Welsh castle.

We have 58 U3As and over 14,000 members of U3A in Wales. It would be good if as many of our U3As and members as possible, engage in this shared learning project in some way. How you do that, will depend upon you interests. Yes the theme is castles, so history would be the first thing that springs to mind but what about art, the written word, the spoken word, craft, music and performance, technology, science, engineering, people, the modern influence.

At the end of the project in 2020 (likely to be June) we hope to be able to archive and document the collaborations and shared learning that has taken place between our U3A members and our U3As in Wales .

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If you have any other ideas please let me know.

Chris Winner, Trustee for Wales


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Sue Shannon-Jones, Shared Learning Coordinator and Research Ambassador for Wales

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