Child Okeford Centre for Care and Learning (COCCL)
President – Sir Barry Wilson.
Chairman & Treasurer – Grahame Downer.
Secretary – Judy Housley
The centre is both a place and an organisation,is an extension to St Nicholas School, occupied in daytime hours by The Ark. The “care” is given to the young people looked after by The Ark- those aged 0-4, and “wraparound” care for school children before and after school hours. The “learning” has been imparted chiefly to older folk in evening sessions namely the COCCL Lectures. At the end of the Spring term the trustees are able to make donations to village-related causes which arise from the £5 entrance fee after expenses.
We hope to see many of our usual friends and some new ones in the coming season. Admission for each meeting £5 pp (£3 for under 16’s) Refreshments included. Bookings to Grahame or Christine Downer on 860767
The Centre is available to hire in the evenings, Monday to Friday from 7pm – 10pm and 10.00am – 4.00pm on Saturday, for adult education, cultural and leisure activities.
Both the main hall and toddler room can be hired, with full use of the kitchen, which is equipped with a cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher.
The main hall, which accommodates up to 25 adults, is wireless broadband enabled, and will be furnished with brand new laptops, or hirers can bring their own if preferred. The smaller room does not have IT facilities and can accommodate up to ten adults.
If anybody is interested in joining the current classes or running a class, please contact the Administrator, Maggie Vine on 01258 861007.