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​Success for Bury’s Learners of the Year

Press release   •   Jul 23, 2019 09:49 BST

The achievements of those who study with Bury Adult Learning Service were recognised at the service’s annual Learner of the Year celebration.

Learners, tutors and volunteers attended the event, along with dignitaries, partners and staff from Bury Council, which was held in the Elizabethan Suite at Bury Town Hall.

The learners had been nominated by their tutors for the level and progression of study and achievements in their various subject areas.

The overall Adult Learner of the Year was Hadia Chowdhury, who was nominated by her tutor Trudi Pilkington. Hadia had attended Entry 2 ESOL Reading, and passed her Entry 2 Speaking, Listening and Writing.

“Hadia has a never-ending thirst for learning, and has attended 100% of classes,” said Trudi. “She works very well with her peers, is friendly and welcoming and always saves materials for those who are absent.

“She has good organisational skills and her confidence has increased the longer that she has studied English. Hadia has reached Entry 2 by virtue of unstinting motivation, hard work and perseverance. She is always one of the first to try an extra course, such as Family Learning, ICT and Maths, and she has also gained a lot from these. She also encourages others to do the same and is a very positive influence.”

Julie Kenrick, head of Bury Adult Learning Service, added: “This event is such a special occasion and a great opportunity to meet and thank the learners. Presenting them with their certificates recognises all their hard work and commitment to their studies and coursework.”

Also recognised that evening were the volunteers who give up their time freely to help other learners and the invaluable contribution they make to Bury Adult Learning Service.

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Press release issued: 23 July 2019.

Picture: Hadia Chowdhury receives her award from Rishi Shori, former leader of the council, and Cllr Trevor Holt, the Mayor of Bury.