Bournville College’s oldest student celebrated his 88th Birthday this weekend. Students and staff at the College held a surprise celebration for Abdollah Nasrollahizadeh, who is studying English for Speakers of Other Languages.
Abdollah, who is originally from Iran, came to the UK three years ago and enrolled at Bournville College a year later. He doesn’t seem fazed by the fact that he’s the oldest student at the College, where enrolments this year are expected to hit a record of 15,000 students. ‘I wanted to improve my English. Age is irrelevant when it comes to studying!’ he said.
‘We thought it would be nice to do something for Abdollah to mark this special occasion. He’s an absolute pleasure to teach and never misses a lesson. He was so happy when we all surprised him with a cake, it was lovely to see.’ Rehana Parveen, one of Abdollah’s teachers, commented.
Over 50 students joined Abdollah and his teachers to celebrate the occasion. Students in the catering department made him a cake which was presented to Abdollah by Alma Aganovic, one of the Assistant Principals at the College.
‘Abdollah is studying a full time programme and he’s very enthusiastic and positive about his experience at the College. It just goes to show that you’re never too old to learn.’ Alma concluded.