Islington adult learners rewarded for hard work

Happy awardees with Islington's Deputy Mayor, Cllr Kat Fletcher

Happy awardees with Islington's Deputy Mayor, Cllr Kat Fletcher - Credit: Archant

Over 50 adult learners have been presented with achievement awards at a ceremony at Islington Town Hall.

The recipients had all completed an Adult and Community Learning (ACL) course offered by the council in subjects such as English, working in care, and art drop-in workshops based in the Islington Museum.

The learners, who were nominated for reasons including attendance, determination, progress, gaining confidence, and achievement, received their awards from Deputy Mayor, Cllr Kat Fletcher, at the event on January 20.

Leader of Islington Council, Cllr Richard Watts, said: “Congratulations to all those residents who received an award at last week’s ceremony. These awards are our way of recognising their dedication and hard work, as well as the courage it often takes to step outside one’s comfort zone and try something new. With subjects ranging from childcare to IT skills, our free ACL courses are a great opportunity for local people to boost their confidence and develop their skills. For some, completing a course with us could prove to be that valuable stepping stone into the job that they’ve always wanted.”