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15 July 2022

NARS secure the Learning Project of the Year award from Suffolk Adult Learners

The National Association of Racing Staff was this year’s winner of the Learning Project of the Year at the Suffolk Adult Learners Award for their bespoke designed Equine Photography course in Newmarket. 

The ceremony took place on 30 June at the University of Suffolk and was hosted by Cad Taylor from BBC Belongings & The Hive, Ipswich, and one of Suffolk’s 100 inspirational women.

The Awards – organised by the University of Suffolk and Suffolk County Council – have been running for over 10 years and celebrate the hard work and outstanding achievements of adult learners. 

Katie Bradley who secured Picture of the Year in this year’s NARS Education awards said: “The course was fantastic from start to finish. The equipment we were given was top of the range and Phil our teacher was amazing, he is so knowledgeable and made us all feel at ease. I think we all had days when we thought all our photos were rubbish, but Phil kept us motivated and assured us they weren’t! I didn’t think I had any chance of winning but at the awards evening when I stood back and looked at my work, I felt really proud and thought maybe I did have a chance after all.”

Miles Cole, External Relations Project Manager at the University of Suffolk, said: “We once again heard incredibly moving and inspiring stories of the power of adult learning to transform people’s lives, empower individuals and communities and of the dedication of staff and organisations that provide it. The importance of both formal and informal adult learning in supporting people and in helping to reduce the demands on public services, such as health, cannot be overstated. Congratulations to all the winners and runners up and all those who were nominated.”

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