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Local experts share their skills with pupils
CHILDREN are discovering how to play golf, race cars, bake cup cakes and fish with help from experts.
Wade Deacon pupils are being given masterclasses by local businesses, keen to share their skills and passion .
The sessions are being offered to 12-year-olds after school and will eventually be rolled out for the entire school.
Michele Bacon, deputy head teacher, said: “We want Wade Deacon to be at the heart of our community and value the expertise that lies beyond the school gate.
“Our community partners are inspiring our pupils with clubs that enrich our pupils’ learning in a varieety of disciplines and for that we cannot prise and thank them highly enough.”
Barry Williams from Widnes Model Shop shows youngsters how to race cars.
Paul Kilgariff from Halton Angling Centre has taught them how to reel in fish.
Lisa Finnigan from Pretty Princess Cupcakes shares her love of baking.
Jason O’Brien from Widnes Golf Club is coaching them on the green.
Youngsters can also have a go at boxercise with the fitness team at Kingsway Leisure Centre and field archery with Sporting Ambitions.
Pottery and ceramics workshops and funky fashion and textiles are provided by the creative arts faculty at Cronton Colelge.
Professional actress Amy Doyle is nurturing budding thespians.
Professional singer and songwriter Natalie McCool will soon be showing pupils how to write songs.
Melanie Levey runs a voxpops choir.
Zumba and urban street dance is delivered by dance students from Liverpool John Moores University.
John Whalley from The Rock Project is training musicians to perform a live gig.