Academy gears up for open day

Teenagers are being invited to an open day at Acorn Training Academy at Nottingham Road, Ripley, on Tuesday, March 26. Acorn offers a range of training courses and job support for 14-to-18-year-olds looking for work or apprenticeships.

The event will feature a host of taster sessions from 10am to 2pm for teens to try their hand at anything from business administration to catering and music. Kevin Brown, who runs the music course there, said: “Whatever they want to do musically, we can help, whether it’s guitar, sax - even if they don’t play an instrument.”

Get Here: Former The Beautiful South Saxophonist Kevin Brown with music students at Acorn Training.

Get Here: Former The Beautiful South Saxophonist Kevin Brown with music students at Acorn Training.

To see a video of Acorn trainee 17-year-old Cody Goodhead singing go to our website at www.ripleyandheanornews.co.uk