Moving into 2016, the Saints Study Centre continues to welcome more students than ever to Franklin's Gardens for a unique learning experience.
Towards the end of last year, Study Centre regular Alex Lillyman returned to Franklins Gardens to deliver another week of sessions around African drumming. As well as learning the physical art of playing the various types of drums, Lillyman also taught the students the story behind African drumming, where it comes from, and why it is such a central part of so many cultures in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Work for the Study Centre doesn’t stop over half-term break, and they welcomed over 50 students to take part in sessions as varied as circus skills to sports kit design. As well as this, another “Playing for Success” programme was completed, and many of the students were taken on stadium tours. During the evenings, students were treated to Player Interviews, Science, Shakespeare experience, Name Badge Making, Origami Sports Kit designs, Circus Skills and lots of IT activities in the Centre!
The Study Centre have also delivered numerous Reward Days thanks to financial support from Barclaycard, Specsavers, The David Ross Educational Trust (DRET) Academy Schools, The Nene Valley Rotarians, The Northamptonshire Community Fund, Blue Fish Office Supplies and Borough and County Councillors (Matt Goldby; Suresh Patel; Andy Kilbride; David Mackintosh; Anna King; Phil Larratt; Brandon Eldred; Danielle Stoneand Joan Kirkbride).
Since 2012, the Saints Study Centre has established itself as a fundamental part of the work that the Saints do in the community, delivering sessions to students from schools across the county. Find out more about how to get involved at www.saintsstudycentre.org