The Sheffield Pioneers

Guild member Stella McKenna tells us about an exciting new project, The Sheffield Pioneers.

Do you have an idea, creative project or venture that you are looking to dive into in 2021? If the answer is yes, then social enterprise Enrol Yourself is launching a collaborative learning journey in May 2021 and is inviting Sheffielders to join.

The Learning Marathon is a new way of learning that is cooperative, creative and purposeful. Over six months, twelve peers pool their skills, resources and networks to multiply their professional and personal development. Together the group journeys through a scaffold of meet-ups, intensive weekends, a showcase event and more. Each participant is guided by a Learning Question, a short, open question that frames your goals, challenges or curiosities and helps you to explore a subject deeply during the programme.

The Sheffield Pioneers is for anyone who calls Sheffield home, from the newest arrivals to the born and bred. The group will be diverse, and you do not need any particular education, skills or experience to join. The Learning Marathon might be for you if you have an idea, a desire and a commitment to be part of the change we all need.

For a three minute taster, watch this great video.

Applications are open until 21 April, and there are full and part bursaries as well as payment plans available – we don’t want finances to be a barrier for anyone to participate if they’d like to.

Host of The Sheffield Pioneers, Stella McKenna, will be hosting an informal bring-your-own-sandwich lunch time info session from 1-2pm Monday 19 April for members of the Sheffield Creative Guild to find out more. Come along if you are interested, or even just curious!