Official Opening of R.E.A.L. Education Headquarters On Wednesday 18th April the Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council Councillor Kay Cutts, officially opened the new headquarters for R.E.A.L. Education in Mansfield to coincide with the tenth anniversary since its formation.
In attendance at the opening were: Executive Mayor of Mansfield Kate Allsop, Mansfield District Council Chief Executive Hayley Barsby, Nottinghamshire County Councillor and Mansfield District Councillor Joyce Bosnjak, Richard Fuller County Battery, Russell Jones Chairman of Mansfield & Ashfield 2020 and Laurence Jones interim Service Director from Nottinghamshire County Council.
The guests were given a tour of the new Headquarters and Learning Hub and also met with learners and staff on site.
They also had the opportunity to observe first hand the delivery of the vocational provision. In particular, the guests witnessed: Motor Mechanics, Well Being, Digital Arts and Business Enterprise, Maths, English and Science via a Functional Snooker demonstration and Adventurous Activity delivery and training sessions.
The guests participated in all the vocational sessions. Councillor Kay Cutts was taught by a learner how to change a spark plug, Mayor Kate Allsop tried her hand at Functional Snooker, Richard Fuller explored business opportunities with the Digital Arts team and Russell Jones experimented with the new “Mind Wave” relaxation system.
The event culminated with Councillor Cutts unveiling a plaque to commemorate the opening of the new headquarters alongside Kieran Vardy and Brandon Jarvis two of the Mechanics Students. Of the visit, Councillor Kay Cutts said: “ I was impressed by the students I spoke to, who were all articulate, polite and knowledgeable around their subject areas. They were fully confident in discussing with a stranger their knowledge and aspirations. It is a real example of the difference this team has made to young people’s lives.”