Monday the 20th January 2020 saw staff, trustees and students wish Barrie Willis well as he retired from his role as chair of trustees. Barrie founded CANTO Ltd in 1992 and for his work in serving his community through CANTO he earned an MBE several years ago. Although Barrie had retired from CANTO and the day to day running sometime ago he has more recently played an active part as chair of trustees. All were able to recognise the huge part Barrie has played in the creation of our organisation.
Tuseday the 17th December 2019 saw staff and students join together to celebrate the coming Christmas season by having Christmas dinner together. Many thanks to Debibie, Val and others in the staff team who assisted in the preparation and serving of the food. I am sure all enjoyed this festive meal.
Today 11th November 2019 saw some of our education students begining to work on their vocational qualifications, students work on these alongside any functional skills they undertake, these include maths English and ICT. The vocational qualifications this academic year are in photography and art and design, we look forward to seeing some of the work students create in these areas.
Wednesday 11th September 2019 saw our education programme commence for academic year 2019/20, with several new students starting with us. This first day saw students undertake an induction day with Monday 16th September signalling the start of their full timetable.
Week commencing 15th July 2019 saw us celebrate our last week for our education funded students through our presentation evening. A great number of students, families, staff and trustees attended this event to recognise the achievement of our students during academic year 2018/2019. We look forward to what academic year 2019/20 will bring! This year also saw some students stay at CANTO late one evening as they joined in dancing together at our end of year disco, students and staff all seemed to have a great time.
Week commencing the 8th July 2019 saw students and staff took part in a week of activities in which we encourage our students to support various communities within our area. This saw students undertake activities such as litter picking at Delapre Abbey, tidying a local garden and helping with preparations for a festival at a temple.
Unfortunately CANTO Learning has had to say goodbye to a very valued member of staff. After working as a tutor and a member of the leadership team for a number of years Ian has decided to move out to the coast, I am sure like us you would wish Ian well as he starts this new venture in his life.
Students and staff undertook a variety of outings during our trips week w/c 24th June which saw students have a choice of bowling and a meal, the space centre, Whipsnade zoo and Twin Lakes theme park. All students and staff had a great day out during the course of the week.