West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner celebrates the work of Education Ossett Community Trust (7 Jul 2016)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) celebrated the work of Education Ossett Community Trust at an end of year event yesterday.

Education Ossett Community Trust (EOCT) is a registered charity with ten member schools in the town of Ossett. They work with students aged 3 - 19 to provide high quality additional educational opportunities as well as offering staff networking and development in order to improve teaching and learning in the town. 

EOCT held a celebration event last night with over 200 students for families and guests to come together to hear and watch some of the learning that has taken place over the last year. 

EOCT is a charity and all money raised from ticket sales and donations goes to providing extra opportunities and experiences for the children and young people of Ossett.

This concert is just one of the extra opportunities that EOCT provides on a regular basis for children which gives them new and exciting experiences, enables them to make new friends, and of course to have fun.

EOCT received £2690 from the Police and Crime Commissioner's Safer Communities Fund which is supporting a musical project aimed at strengthening multicultural links and changing attitudes.

The ten EOCT schools will work with schools in Dewsbury and Wakefield in order to learn about similarities and differences, to build relationships between schools and communities and to share learning with the community. 

The Safer Communities Fund grant will cover the costs of workshops and the production of a music video which will act as a launch for another music project

The Safer Communities Fund returns recovered money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act to good causes in our communities.

The next round of the Safer Communities Fund opens for applications on 30 August, for more information visit /safer-communities-fund.aspx.  

Mark Burns-Williamson said "Education Ossett Commuinity Trust are doing some brilliant work in the community and I was happy to be able to support them with a grant from my Safer Communities Fund.

"It was fantastic end of year celebration and an honour to see and hear some of the exceptional work the young people have created. Learning about different cultures and promoting tolerance is extremely important and from the quality of the performances I saw last night I look forward to seeing what they produce using the money from the fund and the impact it has on the young people involved."

Sarah Haigh, Co-Ordinator for Education Ossett Community Trust said" We were really pleased to receive the funding from the Safer Communities Fund, this is an exciting project which we hope will lead onto future joint working with our partner schools."

To find out more about Education Ossett Community Trust visit www.educationossett.co.uk.  

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