Over 60s carpe diem with straight A*s at Latin GCSE

Students at The Retirement Education Centre pass GCSE Latin with flying colours
Students at The Retirement Education Centre pass GCSE Latin with flying colours

Proving you are never too old to learn something new a group of over 60s have passed a GCSE with straight A*s.

The five students, who have been out of formal education for some time, sat a Latin exam at Bedford Modern School, and sailed through with top marks.

The group attend The Retirement Education Centre, in Rothsay Gardens, Bedford, where they were taught by Jenny Morris.

She said: “These students are a delight to teach and all five worked like Trojans: their success is very well deserved.”

One of the students attended the Bedford Modern School more than 50 years ago and was stunned to discover that the paper covered the same text as it had done 50 years previously, resuming where he had left it all those years ago. He achieved 100 per cent in his exams.

The Retirement Education Centre Manager Caroline Bacon said: “This is an amazing achievement by our students and tutor. It proves that it is never too late to learn.”

The centre provides a diverse range of courses, activities and social events aimed at the the over 50s. It can provide bursaries (supported by the Harpur Trust) for Borough residents in receipt of Pension Credit Guarantee. New students are always warmly welcomed.

For more information, go to www.recbedford.co.uk