Awards for adult achievers

Adult learners will be applauded on 24 June at Merton Adult Education’s annual Celebration of Achievement evening.

Held at the Whatley Avenue campus, mature students will celebrate their achievements with tutors and friends, and find out who will be named Adult Learner of the Year.

Students are nominated by their peers and tutors for awards which include overcoming barriers to learning, older learner award and outstanding achievement. The students also get a chance to award their favourite teachers and thank them for their hard work.

Staff and students will be at the event this week, with awards presented by the Deputy Mayor of Merton, Councillor Chris Edge.

Cabinet Member for education, Councillor Peter Walker said: “Adult learners in Merton are constantly achieving great results, gaining confidence and enjoying being back in the classroom.

“Last year’s Adult Learner of the Year, Larraine Anne Moore is an outstanding example. The profoundly deaf mum of five began the beginners lip reading course in January. With bad experiences of learning in school, Larraine lacked self-confidence in her education.

“The encouragement received from her tutor and fellow students has resulted in Larraine re-building her self-esteem, and blossoming as a student. Since her joining the class, the tutor has noticed a complete transformation.”

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London Borough of Merton

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