Festival of Learning is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England.
Our mission is to highlight the benefits of learning, celebrate achievements of adults who have used learning to transform their lives, and to encourage everyone to embrace lifelong learning.
Our 2018 Award Winners
Read the inspirational stories of our amazing 2018 Festival of Learning award winners.
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Mohamed, Young Adult award winner, 2015
I have achieved so much more than I believed possible
Sean, Learning for Work award winner, 2016
Every aspect of my life has improved since I have returned to education
Adele, Patron's Award winner, 2015
Learning made me realise I can actually achieve something in my life
Scott, ESF Outstanding Individual award winner 2016
I want to continue learning… improve people's lives and help other young carers
Emily, Patron's Award winner, 2016