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Mark to present certificates to Creativity Works Preston students

(June 17, 2015)

Mark  will be visiting the CWP centre on Friday, 19th June  to present certificates to the first intake of learners who have achieved qualifications in maths.  Since opening its doors in September CWP has worked with over 80 young people aged 14-18.

CWP was established in April 2014 to fill the void left by the closure of CSV Preston.  CWP offers Production education to young people aged 14-19 in partnership with Preston’s College and local schools.  Production Education is a Danish Concept and involves young people learning through the production of actual goods and services which they are encouraged to promote and sell.

Creativity Works is based within the former Gainsborough Floorings building at 33 Shepherd street.  The building has been transformed into a multi discipline centre offering a variety of vocational learning opportunities including TV and radio production, music recording, art and design and a fully operational Hair and Beauty salon.

One student who has achieved a Level 1 Maths is Charlotte Orange.  Charlotte says: ‘I have really enjoyed the one to one support that CWP tutors provide and the opportunity to put the maths to practical use within my vocational area of Beauty.

Steve Egan, CEO of CWP says: 'We have had an excellent first year and we are extremely proud of the progress of both the centre and the young people.  This first group of achievers have shown that if a core subject like maths is delivered in an innovative and learner friendly way they can achieve.

We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received thus far but special mention must go to Preston Vocational Centre and Gainsborough Floor coverings for the kind donations of premises, materials and staff.'

Mark said: 'I am looking forward to being shown around the facilities at Preston Creativity Works and to speaking to some of the young achievers. People learn in a variety of ways and it's good to see CWP offering learning in an environment that yields such excellent results. They should all be very proud of their achievements'.

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