Get the Numbers,Write!

LMETB 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 “The Maths Trail” in Navan.

maths 2To download a copy of the trail please click here.



To watch episode 1 click on the image below, and enter the password: GTNWrite2015


Courtesy of Screentime ShinAwil, BAI and TV3

Episode 2 aired on the 6th April at 9.00 p.m. The programme focussed on a reading project in Dundalk and Tallanstown.

To watch episode 2 click on the image below, and enter the password: GTNWrite2015

Courtesy of Screentime ShinAwil, BAI and TV3

Episode 3 on the 13th April at 9.00 p.m. is based around a writing project set in Drogheda. The students each write a personal piece that describes their journey and take a corresponding photograph.

To watch episode 3 click on the image below, and enter the password: GTNWrite2015

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Courtesy of Screentime ShinAwil, BAI and TV3

Discover more on the Get the Numbers Write section on the  TV3 website here

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. Book Exchange-5951 (2)All adult learning courses and programmes use teaching strategies and techniques which are appropriate for adults in physical environments which are adult appropriate and accommodation of the multiplicity of adult requirements.

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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