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Crawley Council asks locals if they want a free cooking course

Crawley Wellbeing is giving you the chance to improve your cooking skills, get new recipe ideas and eat healthier!



The council’s Crawley Wellbeing Team is looking to set up a free cooking programme that could help you with:

  • Basic cooking skills
  • Learning to eat well for less
  • Understanding what food labels mean
  • Refreshing existing skills
  • Making your favourite recipes healthier.

Register your interest by telling the Crawley Wellbeing Team when you’re available to start cooking and what you’re looking to get out of the community course.

If the programme receives enough interest before Friday 30 August, the classes could launch in September.

Cabinet member for Wellbeing, Councillor Chris Mullins, said:

“Crawley Wellbeing is offering a great opportunity for people to gain some invaluable skills and knowledge while having fun!

“Healthy eating is such an important part of our general wellbeing, don’t pass up on the chance to improve your cooking with our brilliant Crawley Wellbeing Team.”

Booking onto the course is essential. Places will be given at the co-ordinator’s discretion. Register your interest by emailing or calling 01293 585317.


Crawley school celebrates end of year with Summer Music Concert

Students at Thomas Bennett Community College celebrated the end of the school year with a wonderful Summer Music Concert.



Held in the schools purpose built theatre the evening was a huge success with over 20 students showcasing their musical talent by singing and performing live in front of family and friends. 

A staff member commented:

“Each and every student had worked hard in the run up to the evening to perfect their performance and it was clear to see.  The talent in the room was absolutely outstanding. “

The concert was hosted by the schools Head Boy and Girl who did a fantastic job of introducing each act with pride and enthusiasm. 

With a range of live musical instruments being played by the students from keyboard, guitar, drums and much more the talent was incredible.  To accompany the live music, students also sang live and perfected their vocals brilliantly. 

The evening was a real celebration of young talent which couldn’t have been possible without the hard work and commitment of Mr Dobson, who teaches music at the school.  Having spent the last three weeks working hard to ensure that the evening ran smoothly, Mr Dobson has also worked one on one with each student that performed to ensure they felt confident and prepared for the evening.

When asked Stuart Smith, Headteacher said

“The Summer Music Concert was an absolutely fantastic way to end the school year.  The evening was full to the brim of musical talent and the students should be incredibly proud of their performances.  We are also very thankful to Mr Dobson for all of the hard work that went into preparing this outstanding event”.

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