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At the heart of our campaign are our learning ambassadors – take a look below at their inspirational stories. They have all taken the first step to turn their lives around to build a better future for themselves, their family and their community. Adult learning has...

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...
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...
Rose Probert

Rose Probert

I come from a Gypsy Traveller background and although my initial education was a positive one, I did lack confidence and had to focus on looking after my disabled brother. So, I left school with low GCSE grades and it wasn’t until I was in my mid-twenties that I had a...
Lynda Sullivan

Lynda Sullivan

I worked as a cook for 10 years and enjoyed my job until I became ill with depression and panic attacks which meant I could no longer work, I stayed at home. For over 10 years panic attacks took over my life until one day a leaflet came through my door promoting adult...
Rose Probert

Rose Probert

I come from a Gypsy Traveller background and although my initial education was a positive one, I did lack confidence and had to focus on looking after my disabled brother. So, I left school with low GCSE grades and it wasn’t until I was in my mid-twenties that I had a...