Hermitage Leisure Centre Presentation

Students from Castle Rock School made their voices heard in support of re-opening the Hermitage Leisure Centre in Whitwick.

This year the school has introduced an oracy curriculum designed to teach students to learn through talk. Students staged an impressive presentation in which they voiced their ideas for what could be done with the building in Silver Street following the opening of North West Leicestershire District Council’s new £22.5million complex less than a mile away. The students started the project following workshops at school with community group Coalville CAN, who want to repurpose the now boarded-up centre instead of seeing it lie idle or be knocked down for housing.

CAN organiser, Deana Wildgoose,  told the students: “I was crying earlier on just listening to your thoughts and dreams and stories. “Keep those dreams going, we need your help to do it and we will not stop. “Your voices will be heard at the highest level.” You can watch a video of highlights below.

There was also an article published on Coalville Nub News, which you can read here.

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