Warrington businesses including Fiona Bruce LLP, Unilever, Watkinson Black, the Rotary Club and Arley Homes joined Head teachers from Penketh High, Sir Thomas Boteler, Priestley College and Great Sankey High, as well as dozens of eager Priestley students who have already signed up to the project.
David Mowat today launched the Blastbeat Education UK Warrington initiative at Priestley College. Blastbeat is a business and social enterprise charity empowering young people to set up and run a Blastbeat music challenge. By organising their own musical event, students are able to develop key skills and raise money for the chosen charity of their choice.
Mr Mowat said:
"I am proud to be introducing the Blastbeat initiative to Warrington. The young people that are getting involved today are going to develop invaluable life skills by being involved in a project that's not only fun, but will raise a considerable amount of money for charity. I would encourage any business to get involved in whatever way they can."
The Rt Hon Nick Hurd, Minister of State for Civil Society, said:
"Having first heard about Blastbeat at a presentation in the House of Commons, I am wholeheartedly supporting this initiative, initially by introducing Blastbeat to the commercial and academic communities in my constituency, which I trust will draw attention to the value to this excellent programme and initiative and encourage uptake."