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GASP


Visited the GASP Motor project workshop near Albury where six young people were learning from scratch basic motor mechanics (take a vehicle to bits!) and practical engineering. The students are in the 14 to 19 age group and typically have found it difficult to thrive in mainstream education. GASP runs daytime, after school and evening sesions with qualified engineers as the tutors. Over 200 young people a year benefit from these programmes with very high retention rates and most achieving an AQA accreditation. As well as gaining practical skills they gain life skills of concentration, team working, improved self esteem and self confidence. GASP is making a real difference to the lives of these


young people. Congratulations to Sally Varah (Chairman), Henry Curwen (CE) and the staff and volunteers. www.gaspmotorproject.org