Experience: I couldn’t read until I was 34

Experience: I couldn’t read until I was 34

I was the class jester at school in the 70s and 80s, because I wanted to be liked. The truth was that I was struggling. I now know that I had a trio of conditions: dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Irlen Syndrome, a neurological condition that...
How lifelong learning can boost your mental health

How lifelong learning can boost your mental health

After decades of neglect and stigma, mental health is at the forefront of the news agenda and, as more and more people start to discuss mental health openly we’re understanding what can help us to stay well and be mentally healthy. Results from the National Survey for...
Barry college student lands Inspire Award

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...
National award for Milford Haven school

National award for Milford Haven school

MILFORD Haven’s Gelliswick Church in Wales VC Primary School, dedicated to family learning, has won a national award. The school even runs a free crèche so parents can improve their maths and english and invites grandparents to learn alongside their...
Swansea University Student Scoops Prestigious Award

Swansea University Student Scoops Prestigious Award

On Wednesday June 5th, Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law student, Andrea Garvey, was named winner of the ‘Life Changing & Progression Award’ at the Learning and Work Institute 2019 Inspire! Awards. The Inspire! Awards are hosted each year ahead of Adult...
Prestigious OU50 Award Presented to Monkton Priory School

Prestigious OU50 Award Presented to Monkton Priory School

Monkton Priory Primary School’s successful mission to engage parents and the wider community in adult learning has been recognised with an Open University 50th Anniversary award. The school won the OU50’s Special Award Category as part of the Inspire! Adult Learning...
National award for Milford Haven school

National award for Milford Haven school

National award for Milford Haven school The school even runs a free crèche so parents can improve their maths and english and invites grandparents to learn alongside their grandchildren. The Inspire! Awards are hosted each year ahead of Adult Learners’ Week (June...