Bucks Council celebrates 'dedicated' adult learners at Aylesbury ceremony
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Bucks Council has recognised the staff and participants currently working on adult learning courses.
Each year awards are given out to to celebrate the achievements of students taking part in adult learning courses in Buckinghamshire.
Gongs are given to trainees, assessors, tutors, learning support assistants, volunteers and staff.
Learners are nominated for an award by tutors and learning support assistants. In turn, learners are invited to nominate tutors, learning support assistants or volunteers who have inspired and supported them in class. The nominations are reviewed by a team of judges and awarded points across a number of areas. Those receiving the highest score in each category are named the winner.
Among the winners were:
-Skills Learner of the Year: Kenneth Peach
-Supported Intern of the Year: Eloise Labross
-Trainee of the Year: Sava Rubskyi
-Vocational Learner of the Year: Roxy Mitchell-Gears
-Learning for Personal Development Learner of the Year: Sheila Wright
-Community Learner of the Year: Pat Andrews
-Apprentice of the Year: Saska Banjac D'Arc
-Tutor of the Year: Fiona Redwood
-Learning Support Assistant of the Year: Mei Lin-Chapman
Each learner winner was presented with a trophy and certificate by Councillor Anita Cranmer.
Anita said: “Congratulations to our winners and to all those nominated. This event shines a spotlight on the hard work and dedication of learners and staff alike. Buckinghamshire Adult Learning courses provide the chance for people, whatever their age or background, to develop a range of skills and experience, opening up doors to exciting new opportunities and career paths.”
More information on the 1,500 part-time courses and workshops, delivered from 140 locations across the county, is available online here.
In 2022 Buckinghamshire Adult Learning was shortlisted for a Family Learning Award.
The local authority credited strong parent reviews as a key reason for the nomination.
One parent said: “The courses have given me confidence to explore more play options to encourage my son's learning. It has also been great to have someone to talk over any worries I have as a parent.”