Tottenham Hotspur Foundation helps launch new Learning Resource Centre in Enfield
13 May 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
David Burrowes MP attended a black tie event at Nightingale Academy in Enfield, to officially open the new state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre (LRC), through a partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.
Building on 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.
Jane Willis, Principal of the academy, spoke with pride about the literacy achievements at the academy: “Nightingale has just achieved the accolade of gaining the prestigious Renaissance Learning Champion School status, which is a tremendous honour for the academy and reflects the impressive progress the students are making with their reading skills.”
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.
“With 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.”