Joyce Patrick has proved that you are never too old to learn, not when you have determination running through your veins. Bereaved 9 years ago when her husband died, she was totally defenseless as she depended on him right down to signing the cheques.
80 years hiding all her fears, Joyce at 83 boldly went where she had never dared to go before in 2002. She enrolled in a basic skills course, and today she both reads and writes and has enjoyed trying out a computer.
Her teacher May Youett said: "Joyce has given inspiration to other learners in the class as an older learner who persevered and achieved amazing results. Congratulations."