2023 has been, so far, an incredible year. We’ve taken part in youth celebrations, received invitations to attend the King’s Coronation Concert, helped launch an extensive charitable initiative, and supported young people of all abilities in taking their next steps in life.
Durham 2029 MBF Festival Launch
We were delighted to receive an invitation to provide the evening entertainment for the Durham 2029 MBF Festival Launch at The Fed, in Gateshead. It was an honour to perform at this fabulous event and we would like to extend a huge thank you to the wonderful festival organisers for inviting Enter CIC to be provide the entertainment for your special evening. Well done to our fabulous cast who kept everyone thoroughly entertained.
“The team were outstanding last night. Many thanks for all of your efforts. Keep up the great work.”
“Mind-blowing performance as always. Thank you for being part of our special evening.”
“Unbelievable performance tonight thank you so much.”
Video for North East Cadet Service
Our wonderful media team were commissioned by Brigadier P.J.A Baker OBE, Chief Executive of the North of England Reserve Forces and Cadet Association to create a video presentation for the associations annual AGM.
It was a great pleasure to be approached and asked to create a digital work highlighting all of the work the association has achieved over the past year with regard to their Community and Employer engagement intitiatives, Armed Forces Covenant and the Employer Recognition Scheme. The video was exceptionally well received.
King Charles III Coronation Concert
We were honoured to be one of four groups from across County Durham to be specially invited to attend the King’s Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle, as guests of His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of County Durham, Mrs Sue Snowdon.
Four young people from Enter (who over the years have been involved in many initiatives to help their local community) travelled to Windsor Castle on the 7th May 2023 and were honoured to attend the Coronation Concert in person. They had an amazing time.
The Coronation Concert played an instrumental role in the celebrations of King Charles the 3rd and Queen Camilla’s Coronation event. The event was hosted by Hugh Bonneville and jam packed with star studded performers including Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie, Andrea Bocelli, Sir Bryn Terfyl, Paloma Faith, Nicole Scherzinger, Olly Murs and many more.
Our young people will never forget the experience and we are very confident they will be recalling their grandchildren with tales from the historical event.
Approved Oxford Admissions Test Centre
We were honoured to become an approved Open Centre for the University of Oxford Admissions Tests. We are able to facilitate all of the admissions tests as part of the application process for students hoping to start at the University of Oxford.
This year we supported hundreds of candidates all looking to improve their life chances, their CVs and their prospects generally. We are also and Approved UCAS Centre and an approved Oxford University Admissions Test centre.
A Celebration of Youth Service
Some of our young people had the honour of performing in A Celebration of Youth Service at Durham Cathedral. The event was organised and hosted by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Sue Snowdon and the Acting Dean and Precentor of Durham Cathedral, The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel. The Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham presided over the blessing.
Enter CIC representatives included Sky, Hannah and Crystal, supported by our wonderful staff member, Jade. Sky delivered an eloquent statement about studying performing arts at Enter and how it’s had a positive impact in her life. Hannah read a poem entitled, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost and Crystal placed a Top Hat as a symbol of Enter’s role of engaging youth with arts.
Puppetry Research Event
We enjoyed some wonderful performances staged as part of the Moving Parts Puppetry Festival in Newcastle. It was a true delight to watch the artists at work.
Tonight it was heartwarming to see great puppetry in our region. A huge well done to the festival organisers and all of the wonderful artists breathing life and soul into this fabulous art form. Long may it continue.
Adapted FE Programme - end of a successful (first) year
We have proudly supported a great many young people since our inception in 2010. Many are facing a number of significant learning, physical and mental challenges. This year we introduced our one-to-one, full-time specialist Adapted Arts and Technical Theatre FE Programme for young people with learning and adaption requirements.
Our education and examination programmes support young people with autism, microcephaly, ADHD, ASD, Aspergers, chronic fatigue, anxiety, hyper mobility, dyscalculia, dyslexia, body dysmorphia, and a range of significant physical disabilities and mental health conditions.
A huge well done to learners on our education and examination programmes, you’ve had a wonderfully successful and inspiring first year. We can’t wait to present you with your accredited certificates.
Thank you to our inspirational staff, carers and subject specialists. We are very proud of our impact and important work in this area. We’re looking forward to greater achievements in the 2023-2024 academic year.
Exam Programmes (Summer and Autumn)
May to November, 2023
Over the past 6 years of running examinations, Enter has established itself as a major private exam centre facility. We support private candidates and this year have supported over 400 GCSE and A Level subjects.
Our candidates come to us from all over the world to access our exam services. Our services are open to home educated, adult learners, career changers, resits, and even those currently in the state education system who wish to sit their exams early or who want to sit an exam their school doesn’t offer.
GCSE Art Classes
Our GCSE Art students are working hard on their final art project submissions. We can’t give too much away, but there’s some great work being created and wonderful imaginations being applied.
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