Adult learners and providers honoured
It’‘ ‘ s the extraordinary value of connecting, socialising and communicating with people.’’ likeminded
Zoe Wilkinson Let’s Learn Community Education BOP chairwoman
ADULT learning is about so much more than upskilling or learning.
“It’s the extraordinary value of connecting, socialising and communicatingwith likeminded people,” says Let’s Learn Community Education BOP chairwoman Zoe Wilkinson.
Anight to celebrate and honour adult learners and providers of adult education was held early this month at Tauranga City Council chambers. Zoe touched on how adult learning has an outcome of connection, relating and community.
“It enhances mental health, develops social skills, grows our communities and bonds people with likeminded values. It is the essence of life long learning.”
Guest speakers also included Dr Judith Honeyfield (nursing, ToiOhomai) Fiona Morris (Pacific Coast Technical Institute director) and mayor Greg Brownless. Award winnerswere: Innovative providers: First equal the Tauranga Library Learning Centre and Exult
Exceptional adult educator— in an organisation: Kyle Sattler, Toi-Ohomai
Runner-up: Kristian Lomath— The Artery, Historic Village
Exceptional adult educator— independent community based: Carla Lowe, Paint Me Vintage
Runner-up: Jane Powell, Teacher in the Paddock
Outstanding adult learner: Rose Tuffery, Plenty Permaculture
Runner-up: Kaye Hubner, Toi-Ohomai
Life long learner award: Dr Peter Maddison — Aongatete Forest Project
Runner-up: Ouida Rice — French language lifelong student.
Adult learner and providers had an award ceremony early this month. From left, mayor Greg Brownless, Let’s Learn chairwoman Zoe Wilkinson and Tauranga Library Learning Centre team leader Bev Hodges.