Adult Education Wolverhampton would like to congratulate Kate Hubbard on her learning achievements and is proud to announce that she has been Highly Commended for this year's Learning for Health Award.
The Festival of Learning is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England. The mission is to highlight the benefits of learning, celebrate achievements of adults who have used learning to transform their lives, and to encourage everyone to embrace lifelong learning.
"After being struck down by a life changing illness in 2010, I needed a focus and a reason to wake up in the morning, so in 2013 I took a massive step and enrolled on the Activities 4 Health (now 'Like Minds') course at Adult Education Wolverhampton. This was just the start of my mission to survive and get my life back on track. The class was aimed at individuals who had suffered illness and mental health difficulties. For me it was the stepping stone back to the living, breathing world outside of my 4 walls and my physical, mental hell.
I continued with my studies and have since moved on to main stream classes which include pottery, painting and drawing, flower arranging and hat making which I have successfully completed at Level 1. My learning journey continues and I am learning new things every day, my creativity is back and I just can't get enough. I plan to complete a millinery Level 2 qualification alongside attending 'Like Minds' classes.
My long-term plan is to help and work with individuals like me by sharing my experiences. Whilst in neuro rehabilitation I tried a craft activity that really made a difference, I want to help make that difference in other people lives. I will start by volunteering and then who know what?!My dad always says, "Impossible we can do, miracles take a little bit longer".