The talent development programme was established for the following reasons:
- To give children a safe and fun place where they can identify and develop their talents
- To give children additional options and avenues for future employment as despite making every possible effort to gain a complete education, the reality is that many children won’t have the opportunity to finish school
The talent development programme has grown steadily over the past 4 years to include the following activities:
|Sewing & Tailoring||20||2||18||15-40|
|Trad Dance & Drumming||23||9||14||10-23|
Children attending the centre have the opportunity to try all of these activities, before deciding which one(s) they would like to pursue. Talent Development Programme classes take place 16.30-18.30 Monday to Friday. On Saturday afternoons all the groups come together for a performance to demonstrate to each other what they have learned during the week.
KCC’s vision is to develop its Talent Development Programme into the “KCC Talent Academy”.
The long-term vision for the Academy is to provide a full-time programme of talent development to students, using highly skilled teachers, with great facilities, and for it to be known and recognised across the region as a centre of excellence for talent development.