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Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Launch 2014

posted 30 Apr 2014, 06:26 by Jessica McGriskin   [ updated 30 Apr 2014, 06:50 ]

The 24th of April 2014 saw the launch of the Nightingale Academy Learning Resource Centre. The night was a great success with distinguished guests from the local community and also our partners Tottenham Hotspurs Foundation.

Andy Love MP attended the black tie event, to officially open the new state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre (LRC), alongside local businesses and corporate initiatives supporting our students and the academy.

Building in a wealth of educational and sporting activities that the school currently offers through the Foundation’s coaching team; the LRC will provide students with opportunities to access a vibrant and inclusive learning environment in the heart of the community.   

The purpose-built centre is designed to stimulate and support students in their studies delivering access to a wide range of literature, information resources and activities to improve reading and comprehension.

As part of Tottenham Hotspur’s commitment to developing employment pathways for young people in the local area, the launch event enabled students interested in pursuing a career in catering or hospitality to gain valid work experience under the guidance of industry professionals. Beforehand, Nightingale Academy pupils embarked on a food preparation course with Centreplate, the catering suppliers at the Club’s stadium, and delivered all catering at the launch. 

Nikki Kelly, Employment and Skills Manager at Tottenham Hotspur Foundation said: “We are incredibly proud of our continuing relationship with Nightingale Academy, and are delighted to be here to support the launch of this fantastic learning facility.

“Developing pathways to employment with Centerplate is part of our commitment to improve employment prospects for people in our local areas, and the students today delivered work of an incredibly high standard. They should be very proud of their achievements.

“The combination of an easily accessible positive learning environment like Nightingale’s new LRC with a variety of bespoke employment and education programmes, we are helping the young people in our community to build a positive future.”