Adult learn­ers and providers hon­oured

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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.

Photo/Kim Wester­skov

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.

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