Community Open Day

“Over 300 members from the local community and business sector took the opportunity to tour the new state of the art Academy facilities during a successful Community Open Day. During the day guests received a tour of the Academy, exclusive viewing of the Darwen Creates enterprise haven and were present for the launch of the Pennine Lancashire No Limits Young Enterprise Fund. This is a financial award for young people(14-25) who wish to take their successful enterprise projects further. The fund will aim to recognise enterprising behaviour, encouraging young entrepreneurs to achieve their full potential. Something DACA knows all about!

Later in the evening the doors were open to the wider community to showcase the opportunities the Academy could offer to local residents. In addition to the tours, conducted by our own Lead Students, guests received a welcome by Principal, Mr Loughran and Academy Sponsor, Rod Aldridge.
Mr Loughran stated “The Academy is located at the heart of the town and has a commitment to the Darwen Community. It is intended that the new facilities will increasingly benefit the wider community as we become established at our new location.”