ESOL celebration takes place at Kilwinning Campus

ESOL celebration takes place at Kilwinning Campus

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students in North Ayrshire gathered at the Kilwinning Campus of Ayrshire College last week to celebrate their achievements.

There was a real party atmosphere at the campus as students from countries like Afghanistan, Italy, Poland and Syria received recognition for their hard work at college this year.

Ayrshire College’s Head of Learning for Essential Skills, Greg Cassidy, began the event by welcoming guests and congratulating the foreign students on adapting so well to the college environment.

Councillor Robert Barr, Depute Provost of North Ayrshire Council, presented the students with Certificates of Learning in front of their proud family members and friends.

Some of the students’ children had learnt a traditional Scottish song - ‘Ye cannae shove yer Granny aff a bus’ - which they performed on the night. Afterwards everyone enjoyed a buffet meal.

The evening was organised by Ann Gentilomo, ESOL lecturer at Ayrshire College, and Audrey Young, North Ayrshire Council Community Tutor.

Ann said “This is a fantastic occasion to showcase partnership work. It is an opportunity for all North Ayrshire residents who speak English as a second language to have recognition for their efforts in learning a foreign language. These language skills enable them to integrate better into community life and by having a celebration evening like this one, we make everyone feel included.”

29 March 2018

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