Yesterday it was my great pleasure to speak at the relaunch of this excellent centre in Station Road, March. It has been redeveloped to make it easier for people to access courses provided by the council as well as its partners. This centre will make it much easier to bring together a range of public services under one roof.
Probably more importantly, I was proud to recognise the achievements of a number of adult learners who, in some cases, had overcome significant barriers to learning. There were some great personal stories that were inspirational.
Jeff Pettit, the landlord of the George in Doddington together with Vicky McDougall joined forces to help people in the village get on line. Vicky had never used a computer until 18 months ago but was recently voted National Adult Learner of the Year and has acted as a digital champion for Doddington. She was also presented with the BBC Digital Inclusion Award and the pub is used as a learning centre. Brilliant stuff.
I was also able to present certificates to learning champions from the traveller community as well as family learners who have gained literacy and numeracy qualifications. A lot of people felt very proud of their achievements and quite right too.
Follow the link to the Wisbech Standard24 report on the event.