Severndale Specialist Academy and Shrewsbury College launched the £1m Futures Centre at London Road at the end of 2014. The Centre provides students with learning difficulties and disabilities with a range of work-related learning activities and the College experience.
This joint venture is the first of its kind in the UK and provides students aged 16-25 valuable real-life work experience in order to improve their employment prospects. New links are regularly being developed with local employers with a view to providing work placements.
A range of workshops delivered by specialist tutors help students to create, produce and set up enterprises including ceramics, jewellery, candle making, soap making, textiles and printing. There is also a garden for students to grow a variety of organically grown produce for use in the catering kitchen and café that is open to the general public.
For more information about the project, please call Severndale Specialist Academy on 01743 241305.