Granny Graduates – level 3

31-07-2017 15:00

Born in 1931, Peggy from England left school at age 15 with no formal qualifications, thinking that she may never get a degree because of WW2. She also faced hurdles like a serious kidney infection, which nearly killed her.

Amazingly, she bounced back and completed an educational doctorate at the age of 86, becoming the oldest student ever to graduate from the University of Bristol.

Dr Peggy is proof that it is never too late to accomplish your goals.

Difficult words: hurdle (a problem), bounce back (recover well after a problem).

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