Academy opens building in Yaxley with news of lottery grant
The opening of a new building aimed at giving a bright future to young creatives coincided with the announcement of a grant from the National Lottery to extend its educational offer to adults.
Yaxley’s Young Technicians Academy offers training, experiences and qualifications to young people in the creative industries.
Its new building was officially opened by Rob Facer, president of Barnack Estates and professional actors Annabelle Davis and Hayley Burroughs on October 1.
The ceremony was attended by Julie Spence OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, as well as other dignitaries from Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Huntingdonshire.
CEO Pino Soccio said: “We are delighted to have received a grant from the National Lottery to help make our Academy more inclusive. As a community-based business, we’re here for everyone. We would like to thank the National Lottery. and the National Lottery players who made this grant possible. “
Managing Director David Carr added, “Having our own building, which includes two fully equipped classrooms and a 2,500 square foot arena, allows us to expand our education and community engagement programs. “
The Young Technicians Academy works with more than 300 students as part of its schools’ curriculum and its academy’s evening classes.
Details of the adult benefit made possible by the National Lottery grant will be published in due course.