Adult class numbers rise thanks to recession


By Cara Sulieman

THE NUMBER of adults signing up for evening classes has soared in the last year as the recession is forcing people to pick up new skills for both pleasure and business.

Potential students were treated to a performance of American Tribal Style Belly Dancing today as the variety of classes on offer were showcased.

Drummond Community High School has seen the popularity of their courses soar in the past year as the recession forces people to retrain.

More than 2,000 students have enrolled on their courses for the coming term, a 10 per cent increase on last year’s figures.

It is the largest increase the school has seen in the last few years.

And today Susan Tonner and some of her past bellydancing students put on a show as part of the school’s taster week.

Among the dancers were a corporate banker, educational psychologist and a careers advisor.

The autumn programme includes a large variety of art, fitness, music and language courses with over 60 different groups running.

As well as the courses, the school offers an on-site crèche service for those attending the classes.

The taster sessions are running this week until Friday, more information can be found at