Published: 30th Dec 2020

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has invested £194,000 towards improving rural further education. The LEP has used money from the Local Growth Fund to enable two new infrastructure upgrades at Kingston Maurward College (pictured), a leading further education provider of land-based studies located near Dorchester. The first project will provide digital innovations such as the rollout of 5G and superfast broadband to improve the quality of education and increase capacity for students. The second ‘Green Classroom’ project will create anew environmental education facility at Hengistbury Head, providing a space for students to run engaging, original and inspirational activities involving the use of Augmented Reality. Supporting this project is an evolving report on Natural Value, co-authored by Dorset LEP and Dorset Local Nature Partnership (DLNP) to support economic growth which is not at the expense for the natural environment, and underpinning the Dorset Local Industrial Strategy commitment to creating a programme of cultural … (To read the full article, subscribe below)