Learners show you are never to old

Learning in Levenmouth award winners
Learning in Levenmouth award winners

AROUND 100 local learners and their families got together to celebrate their achievements recently at Buckhaven Community Centre.

Each had completed a course which enabled them to progress into employment, further training, education or volunteering.

These included first aid, food hygiene, information and communications technology, hospitality, parenting and arts and crafts, offered by the likes of Fife Council Community Learning and Development, Kirkland College and the Community Food Project.

Janice Laird, service manager for adult learning, opened the event and said: “It was wonderful to see so many learners celebrating their learning and achievement in such a positive way.

“Everyone who attended received a certificate and felt proud of what they have achieved.”

Councillor Tom Adams chair of Levenmouth Area Committee, who presented the certificates, added: “Well done to the students of all age groups; there was a real buzz about the awards ceremony and it was a pleasure to present certificates on such a wonderful night of success. 

“I congratulate each and every one of them for the time and effort that they have put in on achieving their awards.”

As part of the ceremony some of the learners each recorded their thoughts on the courses they had undertaken.

These included: “I felt so proud when I received my certificate - it was a great night; well planned and encouraging.”

“Adult Learning turned my life around. Thank you.”

“I have enjoyed taking part in learning again and am proud of what I have achieved.”

Anyone who would like any further information about courses running locally in the community, or would like to see a course running somewhere near them, are asked to get in touch with Louise Ballantyne, community education worker on (01334) 659350 or email louise.ballantyne@fife.gov.uk.