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Caerphilly celebrates adult Learners and tutors at the Gwent Adult Community Learning Partnership Awards

Posted on : 27 Jun 2023

Caerphilly celebrates adult Learners and tutors at the Gwent Adult Community Learning Partnership Awards
Every year, the Gwent Adult Community Learning Partnership hold an award ceremony to celebrate the achievements of ACL services across Gwent and to recognise the hard work and dedication of learners and tutors. 

This year’s event took place at Bryn Meadows Golf Club and was attended by ACL operational staff, head of service - Sue Richards and Director for Education and Corporate Services Richard Edmunds and Cllr Carol Andrews who presented the awards to Caerphilly’s deserving winners.

Caerphilly’s tutor of the year award was awarded to Peter Steer who teaches a range of classes from Digital Skills to ICDL. He is the Digital Mentor for Caerphilly, within this role he offers ongoing support and training to tutors, volunteers, and other centre staff. He is described as a well-respected member of the ACL team, and this view is shared by his learners, colleagues, and other partners.

The Pottery Club took home the Caerphilly group award, the club has been a big part of Oxford House for the last 15 years. This group are very community driven and care a lot about what goes on within Oxford House. They are described as a group that encourages each other and have lots of praise for one another’s work and are always helpful and supportive as a group.

The Caerphilly learners of the year award went to Cathy Vlahos and Jenny Sibley, Cathy has mild Learning Disabilities and has been coming to Oxford House for years. Cathy works very hard, is incredibly creative and a prolific artist, many of her artworks hang on the walls in the community college.

Jenny is always cheerful, friendly, and eager to learn. She always comes to class with a fantastic attitude and makes everyone in the class feel welcome and at ease. Despite her own challenges Jenny supports another student, her friend Myra. Myra is an elderly lady who also has LD and struggles to communicate. Myra cannot read or write, and Jenny is always there to help and encourage her.

Cllr. Carol Andrews, who attended the event and co-presented Caerphilly’s awards said “I had a wonderful time at the Gwent Adult Community Learning Partnership Awards, it was a lovely evening celebrating the achievements of Adult Community Learning centres across Gwent. I am so proud of our winners and all of our community learners and tutors and their dedication to lifelong learning!”

Visit our Adult Community Learning page to find out more about our range of courses.

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