Anne Pennington Awards 2019

Two Awards given at the 2019 Anne Pennington Award

The Centre’s Anne Pennington Award is celebrated each year during Adult Learners Week to honour the memory of former Centre staff Anne Pennington who passed away in 2004.

Students are nominated for the award based on their enjoyment of, and engagement with learning, as well as development of knowledge and skills, care and encouragement of others, persistence and teamwork.

2019 marks an evolution in the Award, with the two successful recipients of Bronwyn Wiedermann and Jenna Towner receiving the dual honour.

Bronwyn Wiedermann was nominated for the award after displaying her commitment to volunteering with the Volunteer Skillsbank program.  She volunteers two days a week, and initiates working extra hours when needed to ensure the success of the program.

Bronwyn’s learning is twofold; by developing her knowledge and skills she is then able to develop others’.

Jenna Towner participates in The Centre’s Reconnect and Getting There programs. Jenna has overcome many barriers that previously affected her access to further education since beginning her learning journey.

Her persistence in exploring new ideas and concepts is a testament to her commitment and growth within the classroom and will see her excel in future work or study.

The Anne Pennington Award recipients receive a framed certificate and a monetary prize, donated by Anne’s mother the late Mrs. Docker.  They are also inducted into the perpetual Anne Pennington Awards book which is on display at The Centre all year round.