Return to Learning Winners

This award celebrates those individuals that have returned to learning as an adult, and through this learning have transformed their own lives and the lives of their families.

Return to Learning - National Winner

Washington Shearer

Washington had hidden the fact that he couldn’t read or write all his life, however with the help of Adult Education Wolverhampton he is now aiming to put that right.

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Return to Learning - Highly Commended

Alan Shaw

Alan had managed to get through life without the need to read and write. When he was made redundant at age 50, he returned to education to give himself a chance of re-gaining employment.

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Return to Learning - Highly Commended

Louise Draper

Louise left school with no qualifications. Having started her family at 17, she went back to education to help her children with homework, but quickly found that learning could lead to more benefits.

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