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ROUND UP: Surrey student wins award; Join Surrey’s Summer Reading Challenge

 Surrey student wins award

Chrissy Abraham, third from right, receives NIACE's Learning to Achieve Award. Click image to download.

Chrissy Abraham, third from right, receives NIACE’s Learning to Achieve Award. Click image to download.

A woman who was bullied at school and had a spell staying a hostel for homeless people has received recognition from a national education organisation after transforming her life through study.

Chrissy Abraham, 34, from Guildford, has won NIACE’s Learning to Achieve Regional Award after completing English, Maths and IT courses run by Surrey County Council’s adult learning service.

For more information about her award she received at the start of Adult Learners’ Week visit NIACE’s website.

Join Surrey’s Summer Reading Challenge

Young readers across Surrey are being invited to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

The free annual event, which begins in all Surrey County Council’s libraries on Saturday 11 July, challenges children aged four to 11 to read six books over the summer holidays.

More than 17,000 readers took part last year and this year’s theme is ‘record breakers’.  More information is available on the county council website.

 

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