For over 20 years, Take 1 have been providing Nottingham’s young people with an outlet for their creativity and passions. In 1995, Courtney Rose created an organisation called The D.A.R.K Project, aimed at raising drug awareness among young people and engaging them in a constructive manner, whilst giving them a chance to meet new people and socialise.
In 1999, Courtney’s vision grew and the project developed into a company that we now know as Take 1 Studios. He wanted to provide the community with a charity that would encourage the youths of Nottingham to engage in fully recognised music courses, with legitimate qualifications.
In 2004, Executive Director – Courtney Rose, Operations Manager – Melissa Rose and Administrator – Naomi Fearon then targeted colleges across Nottingham with the exciting courses that they had built and developed.
More and more young people showed an interest which led them to create Take 1 Studios – Centre for Learning in 2005, which was one of Nottingham’s finest alternative provisions.