Celebrating 20 years of Adult Education


Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College is celebrating 20 years of Adult Education.

Students were invited to a special celebration held at the College on Monday evening, which involved singing, dance and speeches from teachers past and present.

The Adult Education programme supports thousands of learners each year with a huge variety of courses from music, dance, fitness, crafts, language and computing with classes held in the evenings and at weekends.

Kerry Kirkwood, Principal at Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College, said: “Our 20 year birthday was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our thriving Adult Education community here at Sir John Deane’s.

“Thank you to all our learners on making it a truly special and memorable occasion.”

The evening coincided with the annual Adult Education Christmas Concert, where the singing for pleasure choir sang traditional Christmas carols and a medley of war songs to mark the centenary of the First World War in aid of the Royal British Legion.

Students were also invited to a special performance from the College’s Bollywood Dancers.

Lynne Peachment, Head of Adult Education at the College, said: “We were delighted to be able to bring together so many of our students for this event.

“Our programme of study provides opportunities for lifelong learning whatever people’s age or personal circumstances.

“People enrol on our courses for so many different reasons - whether that be for fun, enrichment, career progression or simply being part of our warm and welcoming community. Each and every one of them is an inspiration to us.”

The Spring 2019 Adult Education Prospectus is now available to download from our website. For more information, or to enrol onto a course, call 01606 810025.

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