Today marks the start of the Festival of Learning Week, which is a celebration of lifelong learning and an opportunity for everyone to get involved and have a go. Whether you already have a passion to learn, are thinking about having a go at learning something new, or are involved in running learning activities, events and courses for others, you can be a part of the Festival of Learning.
There can be huge benefits to learning new things and it really is never too late – you may even find a new passion that really excites you or perhaps allows you to unwind.
Learning a new skill enables us to grow as a person and the process helps to develop our knowledge base. Learning something new allows us access to new and different opportunities and they say life begins at the end of our comfort zone. Learning new things, no matter our age, is essential for staying up to date in an ever-changing world. If we stop learning things, we can stagnate and actually move backwards, in both our personal and professional lives.
At Gartmore House, we offer a number of exciting activity breaks, in stunning Scottish surroundings, which provide our guests with the chance to break their comfort zone and learn something new. Learning a new skill is very important for our self-esteem. The process keeps our brain cells active and gives us feelings of pride and accomplishment.
Another thing we love about learning and setting new challenges is the social aspect. Trying anything different – such as crafting, painting, music, photography and forms of movement such as walking up a mountain or cycling allows us to meet new people, some of whom will have similar interests and be interested in some of the same things. We love to watch new friendships form, as our guests bond over learning a new skill.
Happy Festival of Learning Week from Gartmore House – what are you going to try out this week? If you are interested in booking an activity break at Gartmore House then you can complete the online enquiry form or call us on 01877 382 991