Woman who learned to read aged 60 features on television
Bracknell and Wokingham College featured on ITV’s Daybreak morning show in an item highlighting the importance of adult literacy.
Daybreak’s Philippa Tomson spoke to mature student Sue Chapman, aged 64, and her tutor Rosalynde Smith about the college’s free adult English classes.
The mother-of-two joined the college when she was 60 years old, having been unable to read or write throughout her life. She started by passing a level one functional skills English course and is now taking level two.
Sue’s achievements were recognised by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (Niace), which gave her its Outstanding Individual Learner Award (for adult learners) in 2011.
She said: “I think it’s brilliant that these courses are receiving this coverage. If I’d have known how nice the tutors were I would have done them a long time ago.”
Cap: Sue Chapman taking notes from a book