U3A Summer School cancelled

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The University of the Third Age (U3A) Summer School, which was to have been held at Waitaki Boys’ High School next week has been cancelled.

With just 23 confirmed entries for the five-day summer course by the December deadline, it was decided to cancel the school.

U3A Summer School organiser Ken Bridge said he was disappointed.

“I am disappointed that we have had to cancel the event because of a lack of numbers, I thought it might have been something which interested a lot of people.”

Mr Bridge said the lack of numbers may have come about because of how late information regarding the summer school was sent out.

“It’s probably got something to do with it that the sign up forms weren’t sent out until December which isn’t the great month to have them out and then they had to be in by the end of last month.”

He said there could be a chance to hold something like this again in the future.

“I’m not ruling it out just yet, I’ll have to see what they say when we meet in February but next time if we do look to hold something like that then we will look to send the enrolments out in August or September.”

The U3A group which was started by Mr Bridge about a year ago, has 60 members.

“We have classes on virtually everything and people are more than welcome to come along and join although it’s mainly for people who are retired.”

By Brayden Lindsay