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Have a Go Month: what would you choose?

Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
edited October 2019 in Coffee lounge

September is Have a Go Month which encourages people to learn something new!

It is led by the Learning and Work Institute and is part of the Festival of Learning which is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England.


Throughout September organisations and online providers are encouraged to run free learning activities for adults. They aren’t producing a list of these activities, but they will be sharing information daily on the Festival of Learning Twitter account.

I have always wanted to learn how to play the piano. This is something that I know the basics of, but I’d love to be able to sit down at a piano and just play! Also, after completing my degree in psychology I am extremely interested in the field and I’m always interested in expanding my knowledge.

What is something you’ve always wanted to learn how to do? Is there an area of knowledge that you’d like to know more about? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    That is so exciting @April2018mom! I really hope you are able to do those things, what would you want to study?

    Best of luck with your reading challenge, and you'll have to let us know in the Book Lounge how you get on!
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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    I met an amazing guy this week whose interview will be going out on Saturday morning between 10am and 12 who is 107 and has 4 Guiness World Records for doing amazing new things on his birthday each year including getting his first tattoo at 104 and riding a rollercoaster at 106!! You'll be able to listen on this link after 12 on Saturday.
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,949 Scope community team
    I really wish I could learn how to draw. I’m a reasonable graphic designer, but I’d love to be able to illustrate the ideas I have for children’s books. I’ve read so many guides and tried to learn so many times, but have absolutely zero natural talent. :D

    Drawing will probably never happen, so instead I’d really like to learn how to whittle!
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    That is so exciting @April2018mom! I really hope you are able to do those things, what would you want to study?

    Best of luck with your reading challenge, and you'll have to let us know in the Book Lounge how you get on!
    Not very well so I have had to modify my original goal a bit! Will do!
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Nothing wrong with that @April2018mom! I hope you enjoy the books. :)
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    I think I may also start beadwork! 
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    I bought myself a diamond painting kit weeks ago after speaking to another member on here that does it as a hobby.  I thought I would have a go at it, but haven't opened it yet through getting caught up in other stuff.  But will give it a go this weekend finally and quite looking forward to it.   :)
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    They both sound great @April2018mom and @Ails! You'll have to let us know how you get on. :)
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  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    edited September 2019
    I am looking to do a CIPD in Human Resources Practice at the end of this month, so I can get into HR administration. Hopefully I will find a paid position in the charity sector once I am finished.
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    Also considering training as a teacher!
  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    cool, what would you teach?
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    M_Anthony said:
    cool, what would you teach?
    Year One? 
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    I am considering taking up sewing. Or some other art as a hobby. 
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    I also learn the piano and do some volunteer work as well. Currently changing positions from flight crew scheduler to classroom assistant at a school. My DBS check has been processed and come through this week. 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,896 Disability Gamechanger
    I have been thinking I really ought to get back to learning German. I have used the online resource 'Duolingo' & really enjoyed it (many other languages available too).

    I wanted to do German at school.....but the criteria was that you had to be good at French judged by the exam results in the 2nd year of secondary school. This was way back when; did well in French the first year, but my 2nd year results were abysmal. The good thing was we got this amazing new French teacher.....she brought in Edith Piaf records explaining what the words meant. I have loved Edith Piaf ever since.

    I still wanted to learn German; my school friend was learning this, & used to go over the lessons she'd had with me. Once the German teacher reprimanded me for being late for her lesson as she'd heard my friend & I speaking German often & thought I was in her class!

    I went on a school holiday to Oberammagau. When we needed to ask local people for help, I was volunteered. My (shy) friend told me the question(s) to ask,  .....then I realized I didn't always understand all of the lengthy answer. I did get us all to the Youth Hostel the 1st night however!

    My scant knowledge of German (on a holiday with another friend after finishing school I tried to explain that our bathroom sink was blocked; unfortunately I said that my pelvis was blocked instead), however helped my son with his German aural in 2ndary school when he was struggling with this.

    So I resolve to try again with Duolingo. For any older people here, it is said that learning something new is beneficial for 'the little grey cells'.



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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Some really great projects! How is everyone getting on?

    Unfortunately, I haven't picked up a psychology book, but I do have it downloaded!
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    edited September 2019
    I managed to hurt myself yesterday whilst showing a child how to sew something but I achieved one goal which was to say five/six phrases in a new language this weekend. My new goal is to try crocheting or calligraphy. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry you hurt yourself @April2018mom! That's great about the language though! I used to crochet a lot when I was a university, it's definitely something I'd want to do more of. :)
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    I'm sorry you hurt yourself @April2018mom! That's great about the language though! I used to crochet a lot when I was a university, it's definitely something I'd want to do more of. :)
    What did you make? I am new to crocheting, what would you recommend for a novice?
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2019
    I enjoy making blankets, although it's slow progress, it's really straightforward.
    To begin with I started making granny squares, here is the great tutorial that I used. :)


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  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    Has anyone tried the FitMind 50 challenge or not? 

    You choose your goals. Here are some ideas to help you start:

    1- Learn a musical instrument
    2- Try something new
    3- Study something difficult
    4- Join a new exercise class
    5- Go camping or hiking 
    6- Attend a community event
    7- Trace your family history
    8- Organise a party 
    9- Sign up for a adult education class 
    10- Perform a act of kindness 

    The choice is yours! 
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,999 Disability Gamechanger
    Ails said:
    I bought myself a diamond painting kit weeks ago after speaking to another member on here that does it as a hobby.  I thought I would have a go at it, but haven't opened it yet through getting caught up in other stuff.  But will give it a go this weekend finally and quite looking forward to it.   :)
    Hope to see a piccy of your work Ails...I havent the foggiest what it will look like.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    Hi Ails, I also have a diamond painting kit. I started it but its hard finding the time to carry on with it as I work partime at my sons school. I find it really relaxing though. Give it a go! you will enjoy it and there are some lovely pictures about now
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    My son has sensory processing disorder so I would love to learn more about it and maybe make him some activities to enjoy. He loves playing with dried rice and pasta.
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    Has anyone tried to learn a new language? 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @JAnnR, this sounds really interesting! You must let us know how you get on. :)
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