Family fun at Redbridge Institute of Adult Education

NIMBLE fingers got to work at Redbridge Institute of Adult Education during a fun-packed week of half term events.

Children and parents flocked to the institute, in Gaysham Avenue, Gants Hill, for its family learning festival.

One of the highlights of the week, which included face painting and crafts, was soap making, The workshops saw visitors putting their skills to the test to make their own colourful bars of fragant soap.

More than 100 families took part in the festival, which was also held at libraries across the borough.

Youngsters got a chance to try a henna tattoo and crafted butterflies and key rings during a series of classes.

Maria Sotiriou, family learning team leader from Redbridge Institute said: “This year we put on a wider range of activities and attracted more families than in previous years.

“The festival is an opportunity for families to try our family learning many go on to enrol on our family courses.”