Two events are to be held to mark and celebrate the work of the Pecket Learning Community which is to close after helping many people who missed out on education the first time round.
The community hopes in the meantime to help younger people in a similar situation to run their own education project.
Adults who had difficulties with reading, writing and/or maths decided to fundraise for their own user-led college.
They worked alongside tutors and academics who also wanted to work and learn alongside the users as equals rather than as ‘tutors’ and ‘students’.
Successful courses ran for many years and many courses were led by people who had missed out on education.
A website has recently been launched which contains the users’ oral history and some of their digital archives at www.pecket.org
They will be adding more archive film, archive audio and digital archives during the next six months.
Pauline Nugent, Pecket Learning Community Oral History and Archive Project Coordinator, said: “We want to capture as many memories of our work as we can and share our story with anyone interested. Sadly we will be closing next year but we think there is a need for something similar in the future.
“We would love to help some younger people who have missed out on education to run their own education project. So if you ever came to Pecket, wondered what it is or just want to find out more please join us at one of our outreach events.”
These will be held on Monday (October 21) 5pm to 7pm at Robin Hood Pub at Pecket Well and on Saturday, October 26 1pm to 3pm at Halifax Central Library in Meeting Room 1 (downstairs).