Learning Cities Awards: Cork Celebrates Lifelong Learning at Lunchtime

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Cork Learning City invites you to a week of lunchtime webinars which will introduce its new Cork Learning Cities Awards which celebrate learning across early years, primary and secondary school, further education, higher education and adult education (community and workplace learning) as well as highlighting exceptional and inspirational learning. Come along to this series of lunchtime events to launch the awards series featuring examples of best practice in Lifelong Learning from all over Ireland.

Register here.

Cork Learning City wishes to recognise and celebrate examples of lifelong learning across all ages, interests and abilities that demonstrate innovation, endeavor and resilience in the context of the years 2020 and 2021.

Spirit of the Awards:

These awards are not about academic success, but they are a celebration of how lifelong learning enables people to change their lives and how learning has become the vehicle to improvement in life, work and community.

All applications are welcome but special consideration will be given to individual candidates who have overcome significant social, economic or educational barriers to realising their full learning potential.

Monday – 22nd March 2021

  • Adult Education: Community Education Award
  • Early Years Award

Tuesday – 23rd March 2021

  • Primary Level Award
  • Active Retired  Award

Wednesday – 24th March 2021

  • Secondary School Award
  • Youth & Community Learning

Thursday – 25th March 2021

  • Higher Education Award
  • Further Education Award

Friday – 26th March 2021

  • Exceptional Endeavour Award
  • Adult Education: Workplace Learning Award


Judges will be looking for evidence of sustained commitment to advancing and positively supporting the experience of lifelong learning.

  • Entries will be judged by the Adjudication Panel based on the following criteria:Contribution to the culture of Lifelong Learning in Cork Positive impact on the local and wider learning community The use of innovative approaches to encourage and support Lifelong Learning Testimonials from Learners, employers and/or Third parties will be welcomed. Use of inclusive working methods, e.g., reaching out to ensure that those who most need to actually get involved/benefit from inclusion.

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