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ASDAN holds 25th anniversary celebratory event for centres


ASDAN presented ‘appreciation awards’ to guests at a special reception to mark their ‘long-standing commitment to ASDAN pedagogy’.

Teaching staff and learners from centres that have been delivering ASDAN courses for the past 25 years were invited to an afternoon tea event and were given a tour of our central office in Bristol.

The reception was part of ASDAN’s 25th anniversary celebrations this month.

Graeme Athey, Assistant Principal at Fosse Way School, Bath, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised for our long-standing relationship. One of the main reasons we continue to work with ASDAN is that as a charity and awarding body, it is reflective and pro-active in the products and services it offers.

“At Fosse Way School, similarly to ASDAN, we recognise that learning is a continual and complex process that works best when it is personalised, meaningful and has context. ASDAN offers high quality products that match exactly the needs of our young people as we support them to be the very best they can be.”

Graeme Athey with Lucy Young (centre), a student at Fosse Way, and Jennie Robrecht, Teaching Assistant at the school

Churchill Academy and Sixth Form, North Somerset, has also been providing ASDAN’s programmes for the past 25 years. Jackie Davey, Faculty Co-ordinator for Business and Social Sciences at the school, said: “The ASDAN Personal Development Programmes are pitched just right for those students who need alternative accreditation to support their desire to pursue a more vocational pathway. The students love the flexibility that is built into the award schemes and the fact that they have plenty of examples of their work to discuss with potential employers and colleges.”

Please visit our 25th anniversary web page for more information on our celebrations.

Dave Brockington, ASDAN Trustee and founding member, spoke about ASDAN and its history

ASDAN staff join the celebrations at the organisation's Wainbrook House central office in Bristol

*Two students from City of Bristol College were hired to take the above photographs. Jake Beckett and Kieran Cashell are both studying for a Foundation Degree (FdA) in Professional Photography in partnership with Plymouth University.