Friday, 4 September 2009

It all Adds Up

A group of adult students have gone back to school to gain their GCSE Maths exam.

Seventeen students, including several Learning Support Assistants from Monkton Priory, Pembroke Dock and Golden Grove Community Schools, achieved a commendable 60% A-C pass rate. The group completed the course in one year instead of two and now plan to continue their studies in either GCSE English or Science.

The students, who were all women and mostly mums, ranged in age from 17 to 48. They studied together in the evening at Monkton primary school as part of the Springboard Project.

"We had great fun studying together," said student Alison Davies.

"It's been hard work but well worth it, and if we can do it anyone can!"

The Springboard Project is part of the County Council's adult and community learning service, Learning Pembrokeshire.

The project provides informal learning opportunities in the communities of Monkton and Llanion, with the aim of re-engaging individuals in learning and community life.

Further details of Learning Pembrokeshire courses can be found at

Photograph: Learning by numbers - the Springboard maths group


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