Mayor’s electrifying visit to STEPS Xmas party


The Mayor of Woking, Cllr Graham Cundy found his visit to Surrey Care Trust’s Woking Learning Centre rather electrifying today, as he tried his hand at a student’s hand-made buzz wire game.

The Woking Learning Centre hosts Surrey Care Trust’s STEPS to 16 programme, which provides alternative education for young people who have not been able to cope with mainstream education.

The annual Christmas party is an opportunity for members of the local community to find out more about how the programme is succesful at giving young people a second chance to learn. All students work towards City & Guilds functional skills qualifications in Maths, English and ICT and Open College Network (OCN) units, which will help them to move on to college or an apprenticeship. We also aim to nurture the social development of all the young people we work with, as well as help them to achieve the best possible learning outcomes that they can.

STEPS to 16 Manager Richard Tweddle says: “The Christmas party was a great opportunity for students to talk to guests about how the STEPS to 16 programme is helping them to continue their learning and to showcase their entrepreneurial skills by making and selling cakes and cards.”