College makes national TV appearance

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College makes national TV appearance

08 October 2014

Our free Adult English classes appeared on ITV’s Daybreak show on Monday morning as our students and tutors helped to highlight the importance of adult literacy.

Daybreak spoke to Adult English student Sue Chapman and her tutor Rosalyn Smith about their experience of these classes as part of a feature including best-selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford, an ambassador of the National Literacy Trust. Her aim is to encourage more people, particularly girls, to read more, and our students demonstrate the impact this can have on someone’s life.

See the interview here.


Sue Chapman joined the college at the age of 60 having been unable to read or write throughout her life. She moved quickly from basic to higher levels of literacy and English courses and is currently studying English at a GCSE equivalent level at the college. In 2011 she was also awarded Outstanding Individual Learner Award for Adult Learners Week.

Following her interview Sue said:

“I think it’s brilliant that these courses are receiving this coverage. If I’d have known they were running and how nice the tutors were I would have done them a long time ago. If this coverage gets just one person to sign up for these classes it will be worthwhile.”

Adult English tutor Rosalynde Smith added:

“These courses open doors of opportunity for people and show them what they are capable of achieving in life."

If you would like to follow in Sue’s footsteps, or know someone that would, we offer free Adult English and Maths classes in the mornings, afternoons and evenings at our Church Road centre and also in Wokingham and Woodley. For more information or to enrol call 01344 868600 or email

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