Adult literacy work acknowledged
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.
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.