CAST North West
CAST North West is a charity operating out of Wigan in the North West. It is one of a select range of alternative education providers for the Wigan area. They offer a full education package through combined OCN modules, and work with young people who are excluded from school (temporary and permanent), returning from custodial sentences, or not in education, employment of training. Their approach allows them to re-engage young people in basic education, teaching them basic maths, english and science on site and way from the stresses of formalised education.
Our site visit provided a valuable opportunity to speak to a number of young people about their experience and learn more from the alternative education commisioner (ACE) about what they look for in service providers. CAST North West is a valuable example of how angling can be used to meet the education agenda.
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