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Adult learners celebrate success

Posted on : 18 Sep 2015

Adult learners celebrate success
Group photo of all nominees

Outstanding adult learners from across the Caerphilly county borough have been recognised at a special ‘Celebration of Achievement’ event this week.

Nominees gathered at Lewis School Pengam on Tuesday evening (15th September) to find out whether they had been successful in a range of categories linked to further education.

The event is organised each year by the Caerphilly Learning Festival Planning Group, which is made up of a range of organisations who deliver and co-ordinate adult learning across the area.

Various awards were presented to individuals and groups before the overall Caerphilly winner was announced. This year the top award went to The Parent Forum Hengoed and Cefn Hengoed.

The individual category winners were
  • Susan Davies -  Employee in Learning
  • Michael White - Essential Skills for Life Learner
  • Kathleen Maye - Family Learning
  • Hayley Price - Young adult Learner
  • Michael Schofield - Digital Learner
  • English the Creative Way - Older Learners
  • Darren Yudowitz - Further and Higher Education Learner
  • Group Award - The Parent Forum Hengoed and Cefn Hengoed.

The keynote speaker at the event was Christina Harrhy, Caerphilly council’s new Corporate Director of Education and Community Services. “All the nominees this evening certainly show us that we are never too old to learn a new skill - but it's not easy by any means - it takes determination, patience and a leap of faith but the personal sense of achievement it gives you is really special.  You are all winners here tonight,” she said.

Cllr Rhianon Passmore, Cabinet Member for Education added, “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in this wonderful event. It is important that we recognise and celebrate the achievement of our network of adult learners at events such as this and it was great to see so many worthy winners this year.”

The event organisers would like to thank all the sponsors for their invaluable support.

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