Over 120 people gathered at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury on Wednesday evening (5 July) for the annual Buckinghamshire Adult Learning Awards.
The awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of students taking part in adult learning courses in Buckinghamshire. They also recognise the work of 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.
The winners announced at the ceremony included:
- 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 Anita Cranmer, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services.
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.”
Buckinghamshire Adult Learning runs over 1,500 part-time courses and workshops, delivered from 140 locations across the county.