Wednesday, January 14, 2009

UK News -
Booktrust opens nominations for their new adult learning award

Booktrust and the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) have teamed up to create a new award in celebration of adult learners.
The Booktrust: Power of Reading Award is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution that books and reading give to adult learners by helping to improve their own or their family's reading skills.

Booktrust has opened nominations for individuals or groups whose learning has in some way been touched by the power of reading.
The Booktrust: Power of Reading Award is part of Adult Learners’ Week, which will be held from 9 – 15 May 2009.

Adult Learners’ Week Awards are a wonderful way of celebrating the achievements of learners and, in doing so, encouraging others to get involved as well. Previous winners have come from a variety of backgrounds, but all have remarkable learning stories which inspire others to have a go.
Achievements that have been recognised through the Adult Learners’ Week Awards include the founding of adult literacy groups, exhibitions by visually impaired artists and those individuals who have overcome physical and mental disabilities to turn part time courses or studies into successful careers.

Nominations are open now through the NIACE website at

**Please note the closing date is 21 January 2009.
For more information about the award, contact Louise Chadwick on

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