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Marine Academy Plymouth’s Super Summer Showcase returns!

By 5th July 2016 No Comments

The Super Summer Showcase is a carnival-themed event being organised and run by Marine Academy Plymouth (MAP) on Friday 15th July, taking place at the secondary school.

Following on from last year’s success, MAP has decided to further strengthen its bond with the community with many activities for all ages already confirmed, such as a bouncy castle, sumo wrestling suits and many more sporting activities for kids (including a special visit from a Plymouth Argyle football player!) There will also be business stalls ready for any potential enquiries from young people thinking about their future! Food and drink stalls will be available with a multitude of tasty snacks and beverages and a seating area for adults to relax.

The Super Summer Showcase will feature live performances from MAP’s very own students, and a variety of entertainment. It is surely an event not to be missed!

The event will start at 1pm and will finish at 4pm, and there is no need to book. Just come along and get involved!

Helping to plan and promote this event this year, a group of Year 12 and 13 students from Marine Academy Plymouth have volunteered, supported by Claire Honey from the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO). Their team name is “Unity” which was chosen because their main priority was to run an event that unified the community. The word also symbolises the teamwork required to run an event as big as this! As well as planning and promoting, they will be on hand on the day to help run the activities. It has been an incredibly fun time preparing for the Super Summer Showcase and we hope to see you there to experience the final result!

Marine Academy Students have put together the Super Summer Showcase as part of their Creative Skills Initiative, delivered by the Real Ideas Organisation in the South West. The Creative Skills Initiative is a strand of the Creative Employment Programme funded by Arts Council England and Creative & Cultural Skills, which enhances the link between education and the workplace in the cultural sector. Young people taking part gain employability skills in the sector, work with successful organisations to gain practical work experience and can gain qualifications.

Claire Honey, Consultant for the Real Ideas Organisation, has been working with the MAP students to organise the event. She says, “I have had the pleasure of working with Unity over the last few weeks to design an amazing event. I am very proud of what they have achieved in a short space in time – they have shown real professionalism and commitment to creating something exceptional for their school and community.”

Written by Darrell Fice, VI at Marine Academy Plymouth and member of Unity Events Management Team

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