Tuesday, May 17, 2011
"I am delighted to receive the first Outstanding Contribution to Adult Learning Award. It is great to know that these programmes, which are aimed at viewers of all ages, are considered of value by NIACE. It is also an honour to consider that they inspire adults to improve their lives through learning and to discover more about the world we all live in. I hope that the passion I have - and the passion of my crew and colleagues - in the making of all the series I've been involved in, will continue to help adults continue their learning journeys throughout their lives."
Business Secretary, Vince Cable, who presented the Outstanding Contribution to Adult Learning Award to Sir David Attenborough, said:
"I'm delighted to be able to present this award to Sir David Attenborough. Throughout his long and illustrious career in broadcasting he has brought a passion and a wealth of knowledge about the natural world into all our homes and inspired many to pursue further learning."
Sir Attenborough's acceptance speech can be seen in the following video:
To find out more about Adult Learners week, visit the Adult Learners website