Stephen joins forces with rugby star Jonathan Davies and ACT Training to congratulate Ocean Park Academy youngsters

SDACTSTEPHEN joined staff and students – and Welsh rugby legend Jonathan Davies – at the Ocean Park Academy in Splott recently, to celebrate the end of the first year of studies at the centre.

The Academy, which is based at ACT Training Ltd’s headquarters, delivers a highly engaging learning programme for young people who are disengaged from pre-16 education.

Their approach aims to help the youngsters work in their own areas of interest, as well as helping them develop financial literacy, choice-making, a safe lifestyle, a positive relationship with food and drink, and learning through IOS technology, ipads and macs.

Young people can gain qualifications in construction, motor vehicle maintenance, hairdressing, animal care, catering and music technology; and all learners have access to sailing, fishing, fitness coaching, horticulture, cooking and residential/activity weeks.

The learners, parents, carers and staff were welcomed to the event by ACT Managing Director Andrew Cooksley, before rugby hero Jonathan Davies presented Completion Certificates to the learners, to mark the end of their first year of studies. Stephen then gave a closing speech to end the afternoon.

“It was great to join the learners at the Ocean Park Academy, to celebrate the end of their first year,” he said.

“The Academy and ACT Training are leading the way in helping youngsters who have become disengaged with education. It was an inspiring event, and I wish all learners and staff the very best for another successful year!”

* Associated Community Training (ACT) was established in 1988 and has since gained a reputation as one of the most innovative and professional training providers in Wales. For information visit

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