On course to learn more

AMBASSADORS: From left, Gill Corke, Lorraine Southgate, Katie Allison, Kynan Gowans and Adam Day.
AMBASSADORS: From left, Gill Corke, Lorraine Southgate, Katie Allison, Kynan Gowans and Adam Day.

Adults keen to expand their learning attended an open day at Sudbury Leap Centre on Thursday, when three inspirational “leap stars” were on hand to answer questions.

The centre – run by West Suffolk College – was open to the public throughout the day to promote a variety of courses, ranging from maths, English, languages, photography and art.

Adam Day, a “leap star” recently named Learner of the Year, said: “Since going there, it’s really given me the courage to go forward.”

Adam aims to eventually go to university to study English and psychology, and is described by the centre as one of their “real success stories”.

The adult ambassadors were selected for their motivation and tremendous achievements in overcoming personal barriers, and are tasked with promoting the centre’s ability to create further opportunities.

Leap Centre co-ordinator Gill Corke said: “It was a really excellent day with lots of positive feedback.

“It was good to have new people coming in, finding out what happens at the centre and enrolling on a range of different courses.”