Web Academy rolls out to Bodmin

Students from Bodmin College with (L-R) Kate Whetter from Corwall Learning Education Business Partnership, Mark Grice from Redfuse, and Sally Loudwill from Bude New Life Centre

A programme aimed at giving school pupils an understanding of website creation is being rolled out to Bodmin College.

The Redfuse Web Academy was first run in Truro earlier this year at Penair School and proved a huge success.

Now Mark Grice, who runs Pool-based Redfuse Internet, is running the project again with the support of Cornwall Learning Education Business Partnership and marketing and public relations firm MPAD.

Grice explained: “The Redfuse Web Academy focuses on helping pupils develop copywriting, photography, design, programming and maintenance of their website.

“It was a real learning curve working with the students last time, but I enjoyed it so much I was determined to run the project again.”

Students from Bodmin College will be creating a website for the Bude New Life Centre, which offers a range of services to young people in the community.

MPAD designer Matt Hollands said: “Working with students is a fantastic opportunity to nurture talent within schools and helps give them practical experience.

“Students often have a really interesting and creative way of looking at things and it’s rewarding to watch them develop.”