Barry college student lands Inspire Award
A BARRY college worker who couldn’t afford to buy lunch as a student has won a national award for his inspirational story of learning against the odds.
Thomas Ferriday watched motivational clips on YouTube when he left school with no GCSEs, but now he mentors other students and hopes his career will take him all over the world.
The 22-year-old has just been awarded an Inspire! Award for adult learning in Wales.
The annual Inspire! Awards are hosted ahead of Adult Learners’ Week.
Winners are rewarded for demonstrating the power of learning in raising expectations, building confidence and developing vibrant and successful communities, and their stories also feature as part of Adult Learners’ Week, from June 17 to 23.
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