Adult lit­er­acy work ac­knowl­edged

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

The Mir­ror and South­land Times news­pa­pers were among those recog­nised for their con­tri­bu­tion to learn­ing and lit­er­acy in the Wakatipu dur­ing Adults Learn­ers’ Week. Awards were pre­sented by Mayor Vanessa van Uden and or­gan­ised by Queen­stown co­or­di­na­tor Judy Wil­liamson. Mir­ror ed­i­tor and South­land Times Queen­stown and Cen­tral Otago bureau chief Deb­bie Jamieson said it was an hon­our to be com­mended as a me­dia sup­porter of adult learn­ing. ‘‘Lit­er­acy skills are es­sen­tial to sur­vival in our world and we are happy to con­trib­ute what we can to en­cour­age learn­ing for all peo­ple in our community.’’ Awards given for tu­tor­ing in­cluded: Adult learner tu­tor Bron­wyn Young, of South­ern Lit­er­acy, adult community tu­tor He­len Reid, of South­ern REAP, and adult busi­ness tu­tor Peter Waaka, of School of Thought Coach­ing. Other com­men­da­tions were given for community lit­er­acy to Mar­garet Roger­son, on be­half of St Mar­garet’s Re­mark­able Read­ers and for busi­ness sup­port to Bob Den­ni­son, of Sky­line En­ter­prises. Stu­dent Haeyon Hoon was recog­nised as an ex­cep­tional adult lit­er­acy learner.

Photo: BROOKE GAR­DINER

Read­ing help: Queen­stown in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions recog­nised for their con­tri­bu­tion to adult learn­ing and lit­er­acy last week in­cluded Bron­wyn Young (left), QLDC Mayor Vanessa van Uden, who was pre­sent­ing the awards, Peter Waaka, Bob Den­ni­son, Mar­garet Roger­son, South­ern Reap rep­re­sen­ta­tive Judy Wil­liamson and Deb­bie Jamieson.

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