28 May 2008
A special 'Celebration of Achievement' event took place at Llancaiach Fawr during Adult Learner's Week to reward the achievements of learners and tutors in the Caerphilly County Borough throughout the year.
The event was also an opportunity for Caerphilly county borough council to show their appreciation to members of community centre management committees by presenting them with awards for long service to their communities.
The new CCBC Mayor, Cllr. Anne Collins, attended the event along with the friends and family of those nominated for an award. The guests were entertained by pupils from St Martins Comprehensive School who gave a polished instrumental performance before the presentations, when there was also the opportunity for guests to view the profiles of the learners and tutors nominated for awards and an excellent display of learners work.
Tutors and learners in Adult Education Centres across the area were given the opportunity to nominate each other for an award. A total of 72 nominations were received and after careful deliberation the nominees were narrowed down to 20 deserving winners, six tutors and thirteen learners including a class award.
Adult Education tutor, Barbara Brewer was presented with a 'Special Achievement Award' for 40 years service in adult education and also received a bouquet of flowers.
The evening was expertly compared by world renowned opera singer, Beverley Humphries, who helped the council's Assistant Director for Communities and Leisure Services, Peter Gomer in presenting the awards.
Mr Gomer said, 'Congratulations to everyone who took part in the award ceremony, and thanks to everyone who made the nominations. This year over 16,000 learners enrolled on community education courses as diverse as IT qualifications to creative writing or had opportunities to learn a language or GCSE maths.'
The awards evening is organised by CCBC's Community Education department to coincide with Adult Learners week, which promotes learning in the community across Wales.
For more information about Adult Education classes please contact: 01443 863238
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