Adult Learners Week 2010
In 2010 Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership worked with NIACE to coordinate the Adult Learners' Week campaign in South East England. The Partnership has coordinated the regional Adult Learners' Awards Ceremony which took place on Tuesday 18th May 2010 at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, and also organised a 'Celebration of Culture' event in Woking town centre which celebrated cultural diversity weekend and promoted adult learning.
Spelthorne Community Learning Partnership is working with Voluntary Action in Spelthorne, Brooklands College, Strode's College and Nextstep to coordinate a range of free lunchtime tasters in Staines during Adult Learners' Week 2010 and Banstead, Epsom & Ewell Community Learning Partnership is marking the week with two Silver Surfers' Days in conjunction with the WEA and Nescot College.
A full article on the Celebration of Culture can be found in the news section.
Adult Learners Week 2009
‘Adult Learners Week’ is one of the biggest learning campaigns of the year, which encourages adults to return to learning, learn at work, or celebrate their culture. We worked with partners to organise many events during May 2009.
Banstead, Epsom and Ewell Community Learning Partnership held two ‘Silver Surfers Day’ computer taster classes in the Court and Ruxley area. The sessions were delivered by the Workers Education Association (WEA) using a set of laptop computers loaned to them by SLLP. Over 20 learners were engaged, with a course now planned to take their learning forward.
Surrey Adult Learner Awards
Since 1992 the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) has coordinated the Adult Learners Awards, which celebrate adults’ achievements and showcase the creativity, imagination and energy adults bring to their learning.
In the South East the annual awards ceremony is supported by the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) and despite the regional nature of the event, we have always supported a dedicated Surrey award.