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Louth and Meath ETB Adult Learners on National TV

Get the Numbers Write is a three-part series on TV3 that follows the lives of 5 adult learners who have returned to education and are currently attending the LMETB Adult Learning Service.  The programme aims to highlight the issue of literacy and numeracy among adults.  The series started on Monday 30th March at 9.00 p.m. with a numeracy project in Navan, Co. Meath.  Episode 2 on the 6th April at 9.00 p.m. focuses on a reading project in Dundalk and Tallanstown, Co. Louth.   The theme of Episode 3 on the 13th April at 9.00 p.m. focuses on writing/spelling skills set in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

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It’s never too late to learn!

Returning to education or Training for adults of any age, can be both exciting and frightening in equal measure. The professional staff of LMETB are very well aware that for adults returning to education, the biggest hurdle is that first enquiry or call to our services. The nature and type of teaching and learning in Adult Services is markedly different from the experience of older adults when in school themselves.

All adult learning courses and programmes use teaching strategies and techniques in physical environments which are adult appropriate. During the series viewers will meet Chris Duffy (35) from Drogheda.  Joining Chris is Gerardine Dunphy (50) from Navan, who has been out of the workplace for over thirty years, Lithuanian born Nadia Jerogova (32) who moved to Ireland in 2007 and has been trying to improve her language skills, Richard McCormack (59) and Johnny Carolan (45), both of whom have returned to adult education after many years.

Over the course of three months the five adult learners – all of whom have returned to adult learning at LMETB – will come together with the aim of bringing literacy and numeracy projects directly into the communities of Navan, Dundalk and Drogheda; to help others, create awareness, remove the stigma and improve the literacy skills at a local level. In the first episode the group are tasked with focusing their maths eyes on Navan and creating a maths trail for the town to get involved in and enjoy. The integrated learning that the five adult learners undertake together aims to mobilise their different communities with a series of three projects in Navan, Dundalk and Drogheda.

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Make the call on Freephone 1800 34 55 55

If you or any member of your family have considered seeking advice or assistance to return to education to improve reading, writing and numeracy skills there is no time like the present.

For those living outside Louth and Meath

Contact your local Adult Learning Service in your nearest ETB today.

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