07 February 2011
University Centre Folkestone hosted an awards evening on Wednesday, 2 February, to celebrate local pupil success in the creative and performing arts.
The Creative Awards for Schools was set up by UCF as an annual scheme to recognise and reward local pupils who demonstrate talent and commitment to the creative and performing arts. Awards were given in the areas of Dance, Vocal Studies, Technical Theatre, Visual Arts and Creative Writing.
Chris Price, Campus Director, presented the awards. He said: “We were keen to recognise the achievements of Folkestone’s young talent in those disciplines which are at the heart of UCF’s work, and we wanted to open our doors to those youngsters, their families and their teachers for a celebratory evening.
“We are delighted to see how much creative ability there is in our area. Local students are crucial to the success of UCF, and we’re hoping that they will make full use of UCF and its facilities and tutors to realise their ambitions and potential.”
UCF is now in its fourth successful academic year, and with student numbers growing, it offers degrees in subjects including Performing and Visual Arts, Technical Theatre, Dance Education, Creative Writing, and Arts Management.
The 21 students who were nominated to receive awards by their teachers received book tokens and certificates at the event. They students were form:
- Pent Valley Technology College
- Folkestone Girls Grammar
- Brockhill Park
- Marsh Academy
- Folkestone Academy
Ellen Bates, Culture and Post 16 Leader at Pent Valley, said: “It was a wonderful event that made our students feel very special.”
For those interested in finding out more about their local University, there is an Open Day at UCF in Mill Bay from 10am-2pm on Saturday, 26 March. For more information or to book a place either visit UCF’s web pages: www.ucf.ac.uk/Folkestone/Home.aspx, or call 01303 760600.
Notes to Editor
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.
With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.
- As a leading provider of teaching and health care courses we have produced nearly 3,500 health and social care professionals and 7,000 teachers in the last five years.
- Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment in the first six months after graduating.
- Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
- Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.