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What's on at EFT? 

Courses at Education Futures Trust 

If you are interested in booking any of the courses listed below or would like make an enquiry, please email or call 01424 722241.

Courses which are currently running are regularly advertised on our social media pages.


Free adult courses:

Without Walls

Gain knowledge about nature and conservation whilst looking after a wild space. Learn to use tools and light a fire, forage for wild food and gain confidence. 6 week course. 

Wednesdays 21/02/24 - 27/03/24, 9.30am-11.30am @ Shornden Meadow in Alexandra Park.

A Taste of The Outdoors

Take some time for yourself, have a cup of tea with like-minded people and improve your wellbeing. In this course you will learn about the natural world, how to build and light a fire and how to use tools safely. 

Thursday's 07/03/24 or 14/03/24, 9.30am-12pm @ Filsham Valley Woods, Filsham Road, adjoining West St Leonards Primary Academy TN38 8BX

DIY for beginners

DIY for beginners.

Learn everyday DIY in a supportive environment and build confidence in using tools. Meet new people, whilst working outside and get to ask your DIY questions.

For adults who do not have a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in maths.

Wednesdays 21/02/24 - 20/03/24, 10am-12pm @ The Firs, Elphinstone Road, TN34 2AX

Whittling for well-being

Learn how to use tools and whittle decorative green wood items. Build your confidence and meet new people, whilst having fun outdoors.

For parents, grandparents and caregivers. 

Wednesdays 21/02/24 - 20/03/24, 12.30-14.30 @ The Firs, Elphinstone Road, TN34 2AX

Nature Craft - Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy craft workshop for parents, grandparents and carers.

Spend the morning enhancing your well-being through crafts inspired by the power of nature with a focus on ‘scent’ and the benefits they offer.

Thursday 22/02/24 - 9.30am - 12.30pm

@ The Firs, Elphinstone Road, TN34 2AX

Plumpton College 

Plumpton College is now running a City and Guilds Level 2 Qualification in Horticulture and Estate Skills at The Firs in Hastings. The course is designed to introduce learners to the land-based sector and highlight the impact a role in conservation and management has on our natural environment. 

You must be 19+ to do this course and it's free to anyone who is unemployed and in receipt of benefits or on a low income (£20,319 or less per year).

Thursdays 11/01/24-28/03/24, 10am-3pm

Click here for more information and how to book. 

Free activities for families:

A Taste of the Sea

Discover more about the sea and wildlife with your children. Learn about the amazing environment on your doorstep through a range of play, crafts and stories, where we will be delving into our imagination. 2x workshops. 

07/03/24, 9.30am-12.30pm

21/03/24, 9.30am-12.30pm @ EFT Community Learning Centre, 464 Bexhill Rd, TN38 8AU

Forest Fun

Forest Fun is for parents to attend with their under 5s, to get involved in messy and outdoor play, sensory activities which support your child's development, crafts and storytelling.

Friday's 23/02/24 - 22/03/24, 10-11.30am @ The Secret Garden, The Firs, Elphinstone Road, TN34 2AX

Cost Effective Cooking

Save money in the kitchen and get your little one involved in cooking with our adult and child cookery session. You'll make savoury muffins and banana and oat cookies, bring Tupperware to take them home!

Free course for parents and care givers with a child/ren under 5. 

Thursday 14/03/24, 9.30-11.30am

@ The Firs, Elphinstone Road, Hastings TN34 2AX

Mum's Fit

A Circuits class designed for mums, where you can bring your child along, build your fitness and confidence, whilst meeting other mums.

Tuesdays 30/01/24 - 05/03/24, 9.30 - 10.30am, @ Hastings Sports & Social Club, Elphinstone Road, TN34 2AX

Tales from the Tipi

For parents and carers with a child/ren under 5

Explore your child's reading journey. Storytelling, phonics, crafts and fun!

Monday's 19/02/24 - 25/03/24 10-11.30am, @ Community Learning Centre, 464 Bexhill Rd, TN38 8AU

Watch me Grow

6 week play sessions to support health and well being in the Early Years. 

Wednesday's 21/02/24 - 27/03/24 10-11.30am, @ Community Learning Centre, 464 Bexhill Rd, St. Leonard's-on-Sea TN38 8AU

Free activities for children:


For children aged 7 - 14 years.

An opportunity to make friends, develop fitness, agility, skills and confidence.

Fridays 4-5:30pm, 23/02/24 - 22/03/24

Hollington Youth Hub, Wishing Tree Rd North, TN38 9LL

Holiday Activities and Food

In the Easter, Summer and Winter school holidays, we run our holiday activities and food provision, funded by East Sussex, for 5 - 16 year olds. This includes forest school, sport, craft and art, and a fun and healthy lunch. 

Football at The Firs

An after-school club for children aged 7-11 years, which provides free and enjoyable football sessions.

Mondays 4-5:30pm, 26/02/24 - 25/03/24

at The Firs, Elphinstone Road, TN34 2AX

Education Futures Trust

Our Children.
Our Families.
Our Community.


Phone: 01424 722241

Registered Charity: 1146171

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