Project is helping to teach new skills

A new project is helping people learn new skills or support others to pass on their knowledge.

Wednesday, 2nd March 2016, 7:30 am
Visitors take part in a 'Pass it On Skills' showcase event.

The Pass It On Project, based at the coast, was founded by Joanna Bates last October.

And hundreds of members have taken part in skill-sharing activities, with the project growing into small group meetings.

A showcase and celebration event, held recently at Olives at the Station in Whitley Bay, saw a range of activities including Tai Chi, Charleston dancing, origami, an inter-generational ‘twiddle muff’ scheme, hum and strum, beginners’ crochet and a recorder ensemble, among many others.

Joanna said: “I was overwhelmed by the response. There are some amazingly talented and generous people in our neighbourhood.

“Pass It On Skills is going from strength to strength and is based on bringing people in our community together, connecting, creating and collaborating and all for free.”

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All of the groups are run on a voluntary basis, and are free to attend.