Scholarship helps local hit right notes

노영례 0 860 2017.11.28 01:26

Applications open for Manurewa Lifelong Learning Fund39144e870a3df1a02b90d6dcd8635f42_1511784

Wattle Downs resident Simon James is using a scholarship from the Manurewa Local Board's Lifelong Learning Fund to learn new musical skills. 

It’s been several decades since Simon James first picked up a recorder, but his love for the much-maligned instrument is as strong as ever.

“Like most people, I started to learn the recorder at school. I was about seven and really fell in love with it and played for about two years before changing to a trumpet,” says the Wattle Downs resident and recipient of a scholarship from the Manurewa Local Board through its Lifelong Learning Fund.

“I picked it up again in about 1980 and have never looked back. I have dabbled since with the trumpet, cornet, flute and bassoon but have stuck with the recorder for the long haul.”

Under his expertise, the music that comes out of the recorder is a far cry from the high-pitched screech many of us remember from primary school and he’s the first to admit it’s got a bit of an image problem. 

“Most people learn recorder at school, pick up a few tunes but don’t do much more than that, or know how to read music so - what you end up with is just a whole lot of noise.”

The array of different types of recorder is also mindboggling – from standard size right through to the sub-contrabass, which stands at more than 1.8 metres (six foot) tall. 

Heading back to university

After many years of playing, Simon is keen to continue to learn some new skills so he's heading to university next year to take on music composition classes as he works towards a musicology degree. 

He’s able to do that thanks to funding from the local board’s Lifelong Learning Fund.

“I am very grateful for the funding as these courses are quite expensive so I am delighted to have the support," he says.

“I think it’s wonderful the local board supports its older residents in this way because it shows it values us, the experience and skills we have to offer and the importance of keeping the mind and body active.” 

Manurewa Local Board member Stella Cattle says the local board recognises the importance of lifelong learning.

“Not only is it great for the individual but the knowledge they gather is something they can pass on to others and we wanted to find a way to support that thirst for knowledge – just as we do for our young people through the Rangatahi youth scholarships we offer.”  

The local board is partnering with Age Concern Counties Manukau on the Lifelong Learning Fund initiative.

2018 applications open 

Pick up a form from the Manurewa Local Board office or Manurewa Library, 7 Hill Rd, Manurewa or from Age Concern. If you need help with an application phone Age Concern on 09 297 4331 ext 817, email LucyP@accm.org.nz 

Applications close 28 February 2018.

About the Manurewa Local Board Lifelong Learning Fund

Manurewa Local Board wants to provide opportunities for people over 55 to engage in learning activities for their own wellbeing.

The fund has up to $2,000 available for people over 55 who live in the Manurewa Local Board area and plan to participate in learning activities in the next 12 months. This can be a course, training, participation in a wānanga or a conference, or event in New Zealand or overseas. 

Applicants must live in the local board area and be a New Zealand citizen or resident. 

  • 페이스북으로 보내기
  • 트위터로 보내기
  • 구글플러스로 보내기
  • 카카오스토리로 보내기
  • 네이버밴드로 보내기

Comments

 플러스 광고

Pin cargo limited
해운운송, 항공운송, 통관, 수입운송, 수출운송 T. 09-257-1199
KS Trans Co. LTD (KS 운송 (주))
KS TRANSPORT / KS 운송 (YEONGWOONG Co. Ltd) T. 0800 479 248
한나 유학이민
한 번의 만남으로 후회없는 선택을 하세요.이민 T. 09 600 6168

First value for money reviews to be considere…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,344 | 2017.11.04
The first four reviews in the three-year value for money (VFM) programme are now complete and will b… 더보기

Safeswim: jump online before you jump in the …

댓글 0 | 조회 1,129 | 2017.11.04
Auckland Council'sSafeswimforecasting programmeis up and running.Safeswim provides real-time informa… 더보기

Community bike fund open for applications

댓글 0 | 조회 1,090 | 2017.11.02
Auckland Transport is proud to launch the first AT Community Bike Fund, with $35,000 of funding avai… 더보기

Auckland Council approves community initiativ…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,174 | 2017.11.01
Auckland Council has approved funding for a variety of community initiatives for the purposes of com… 더보기

Summer in New Zealand 2017/18 event highlight…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,250 | 2017.11.01
Summer in New Zealand is a time to recharge the batteries and enjoy sunshine, swimming and succulent… 더보기

Roads reinstated after CRL construction

댓글 0 | 조회 1,047 | 2017.10.31
The first sections of CRL tunnels being constructed within the Commercial Bay development site.Const… 더보기

Surf’s up for dogs

댓글 0 | 조회 981 | 2017.10.30
Forget donning the gumboots for a dog walk, we’re just around the corner from being able to slip on … 더보기

Value for Money Review

댓글 0 | 조회 1,307 | 2017.10.29
Council Communication and Engagement ReviewAuckland Council Chief Executive Stephen Town responds to… 더보기

Celebrate Halloween without trick-or-treat tr…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,283 | 2017.10.27
At Halloween, many of us love to dress up, hit the pavement and get spooky. The magic of Halloween c… 더보기

Mayor ready to get to work on light rai

댓글 0 | 조회 1,054 | 2017.10.26
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the Government's announcement that it will allow Auckland to i… 더보기

Increase in illegal seafood sales on Facebook…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,126 | 2017.10.25
A significant increase in the number of illegal seafood sales via Facebook has prompted the Ministry… 더보기

Waitematā Good Citizen Awards 2017

댓글 0 | 조회 1,078 | 2017.10.24
At the Town Hall recently, Waitematā Local Board celebrated community individuals and groups who go … 더보기

AT launches Safer Communities programme

댓글 0 | 조회 996 | 2017.10.22
Over the next three years, Auckland Transport (AT) will be working with communities around Papakura,… 더보기

West Aucklanders say goodbye to plastic bags

댓글 0 | 조회 1,527 | 2017.10.20
West Aucklanders are helping Auckland go plastic free, by ditching their plastic rubbish bags and ch… 더보기

Plan ahead for travel this Labour weekend

댓글 0 | 조회 1,160 | 2017.10.19
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is encouraging motorists heading away for Labour Weekend to plan ahea… 더보기

Watch: Auckland city centre development

댓글 0 | 조회 1,124 | 2017.10.18
How we're working towards a high-quality urban environment alongside well-integrated public transpor… 더보기

A quick guide to property revaluations

댓글 0 | 조회 1,184 | 2017.10.17
The facts about Auckland Council property valuations.Every three years, we revalue all of the proper… 더보기

Kids – design your own rashie

댓글 0 | 조회 1,076 | 2017.10.16
Two new splash pads are under constructionat Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre and Lloyd Elsmore … 더보기

Emergency Mobile Alerts are coming soon

댓글 0 | 조회 1,121 | 2017.10.15
Stay up to date in an emergency.Emergency Mobile Alerts are a new wayyou can receive information abo… 더보기

Strong earnings and a more sustainable future

댓글 0 | 조회 1,169 | 2017.10.12
It’s been another successful year for Auckland Council-owned companyPorts of Auckland.One of the mos… 더보기

Do you love food, hate waste? Apply now for a…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,202 | 2017.10.11
Are youFood Waste Warrior? Have you got a great idea to help reduce or prevent food waste? Applicati… 더보기

Auckland Council rates the second highest in …

댓글 0 | 조회 1,041 | 2017.10.11
Auckland Council has been caught out providing false information regarding the average rates paid by… 더보기

8 ways to get into nature these school holida…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,035 | 2017.10.10
What do you have planned for the school holidays? Does it involve getting the kids out of the house … 더보기

Council’s strong credit ratings reaffirmed

댓글 0 | 조회 1,046 | 2017.10.06
Auckland Council’s strong credit ratings have been reaffirmed by international agencies Standard &am… 더보기

An upgraded Takapuna beach holiday park, anot…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,234 | 2017.10.05
The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board has reached a significant milestone towards ensuring an improved … 더보기

Strong economy delivers $4.1 billion surplus

댓글 0 | 조회 1,109 | 2017.10.05
The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts fo… 더보기

Central Auckland: please get your rubbish out…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,090 | 2017.10.05
If you live in central Auckland, your rubbish bin collection time will be changing from 9 October 20… 더보기

Meet the Auckland Council Heritage Team

댓글 0 | 조회 1,028 | 2017.10.02
The Auckland Council Heritage team play an important role protecting and conserving Auckland's histo… 더보기

Help shape a piece of the waterfront

댓글 0 | 조회 1,086 | 2017.09.30
Eastern Viaduct viewed from the south.Panuku Development Auckland wants your ideas on how the Easter… 더보기

Significant investment and solid financial pe…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,094 | 2017.09.29
Auckland Council’s Group 2016/2017Annual Reportfor the year ended 30 June 2017 has been formally ado… 더보기

9 ways you can 'live lightly'

댓글 0 | 조회 1,149 | 2017.09.28
Check out these great tips for living lightly!Here are a few small choices you can make that will he… 더보기

Funding future greenfield infrastructure

댓글 0 | 조회 1,048 | 2017.09.27
The Auckland Unitary Planidentifies 15,000ha of rural land that could be developed for future urban … 더보기

Auckland Libraries boldly goes where no book …

댓글 0 | 조회 1,074 | 2017.09.26
We all know how much of a struggle it can be to find a good book when we’re juggling too many choice… 더보기

Biblical Songs Dvorak &Schubert

댓글 0 | 조회 1,069 | 2017.09.25
Bach Musica NZ invites you to a romantic journey through Bohemia & Germany with favourite music … 더보기

Have your say on homes and jobs for Drury and…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,150 | 2017.09.22
Land around Drury and Pukekohe will change to largely urban.Land around Drury and Pukekohe-Paerata h… 더보기

Zero-waste grant helps excess food reach hung…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,115 | 2017.09.21
Apply for a zero-waste grant. For food-rescue organisation KiwiHarvest, a zero-waste grant from Auck… 더보기

Auckland Council supports response to fuel sh…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,142 | 2017.09.20
Auckland Council and its council-controlled organisations are working closely with the government to… 더보기

10 amazing things to do in south Auckland thi…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,552 | 2017.09.19
Top things to do in south Auckland this spring.The weather is warming up, daffodils are bloomingand … 더보기

NZ steel industry reinforces CRL construction

댓글 0 | 조회 1,365 | 2017.09.18
High-strength 50mm diameter reinforcing steel bars in production at Pacific Steel, Ōtāhuhu.Steel rei… 더보기

Green light for Rodney structure plans

댓글 0 | 조회 1,105 | 2017.09.17
Structure plans for Warkworth and Silverdale West-Dairy Flat business land.Structure plans are being… 더보기

Auckland Unitary Plan update

댓글 0 | 조회 1,513 | 2017.09.15
Limited appeal rights available to parts of Auckland Council’s decision on Redhills PrecinctLimited … 더보기

Have your say on Tāmaki Drive shared path rou…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,224 | 2017.09.14
Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency are asking for feedback on a preferred route for the … 더보기

How you can help the bees

댓글 0 | 조회 1,079 | 2017.09.13
To celebrate Bee Aware month we’ve rounded up the ways you can do your bit to help the bees.It’s har… 더보기

2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards Update

댓글 0 | 조회 1,105 | 2017.09.12
The New Zealander of the Year Awards office is pleased to provide the following nominations update f… 더보기

Shhhhh! 6 'secret' places in Auckland

댓글 0 | 조회 1,292 | 2017.09.11
Auckland’s newest late-night venue is asecret piano bar underneath Q Theatre, running as part of the… 더보기

Transformative plan for city centre and water…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,110 | 2017.09.09
Proposed Victoria Street Linear Park - view towards Albert Park. Image credit: Jasmax.Auckland Counc… 더보기

CRL construction inside Britomart Station

댓글 0 | 조회 1,019 | 2017.09.08
CRL construction inside Britomart StationA lot is happening at the Britomart Transport Centre as par… 더보기

Auckland set to sail into a record cruise for…

댓글 0 | 조회 984 | 2017.09.08
The cruise season has officially kicked off for 2017/18 with record numbers of passengers set to sai… 더보기

Explore the future of Auckland housing at Arc…

댓글 0 | 조회 1,061 | 2017.09.07
In the past, the traditional Auckland home has been represented by the villa and the standalone bung… 더보기

Green Party launches plan to pay women more

댓글 0 | 조회 957 | 2017.09.07
“New Zealand was the first country where women won the right to vote, and now we can be the first co… 더보기