Jason comes out on top

Published on: 31 Oct 2014

JASON Gardner from Fishponds did not let a cycle accident the day before his English exam stop him achieving success.

He sat – and passed - the exam with his writing arm in a sling, and his efforts earned him the title of Learner of the Year.

Jason was presented with his award at an event at Emersons Green Village Hall organised by South Gloucestershire Council’s Community Learning service to celebrate the achievements of adult learners.

Council chairman Howard Gawler said: “It is great to see so many people taking community learning courses and I would like to congratulate everyone on their achievements. Coming back to learning later in life can be very rewarding and it’s inspiring to meet so many different people who are so enthusiastic about their studies.”

The award itself was designed and made by the staff at Orchard Studio in Kingswood, a partner organisation of South Gloucestershire Community Learning. It is awarded in memory of Jo Pearce, who was a volunteer with the service and enthusiastically promoted the benefits of adult learning throughout the district.

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