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The Making Together Craft Workshop

(Dunbartonshire)

Kilpatrick School pupils make quality hand formed ceramic beads. These are used to make beautiful jewellery items which sell successfully. Our pupils also make a range of greetings cards. Post school opportunities are limited for our young people. We will create a craft workshop resource for use by young adults with ASL/ Special Needs.

Our goals:

  • Health and Wellbeing: This project will create a space for young adults with ASL / Special Needs to participate in and contribute to community life. There will be opportunities to socialise, take responsibility and to develop confidence.
  • Skills for Life and Work: This project will create a space for continued skills development in a safe and supportive environment. It will support post school transition and potential part time employment. Our future aim is to create a ceramic studio.
  • Employment: Most of our young people do not go on to employment. Through the successful sale of our ceramic jewellery and greetings cards our ultimate aim is to create part time employment for young adults with ASL/ Special Needs in our community.
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How we will achieve our goals

We will create a dedicated craft workshop where young adults can meet to further develop their craftwork skills. We will furnish and equip a room in a local community centre.

Where the money will go

Our craft workshop will give young adults with ASL/ Special Needs greater opportunities for post school participation in community life. Some young adults might gain part time employment. Workshops will be run by retired volunteers. The project will benefit young adults with ASL needs, their families, carers and retired volunteers in our community.

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Making Together

18 May 2017

We love making jewellery together!

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Enjoying Making Together

18 May 2017

The Making Together group are enjoying getting together with friends for weekly afternoons of fun an…

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  1. Posted on November 2, 2016

    Fantastic project with a great track record and in need of a future – Please support

  2. Posted on November 3, 2016

    This is so exciting! An opportunity to create something for our amazing young people.

  3. Posted on November 3, 2016

    Such a fantastic opportunity for these young people, definitely worth all of our support

  4. Posted on November 3, 2016

    As an Educational Psychologist I can see the valuable support this project will provide for vulnerable young people into their futures.

  5. Posted on November 3, 2016

    A very worthwhile project for the young adults to help them in there future life.

  6. Posted on November 3, 2016

    Inspiring, humbling and so worthwhile.

  7. Posted on November 3, 2016

    This is a really important social enterprise which provides so many opportunities for young people with asn to learn important skills.

  8. Posted on November 3, 2016

    Fantastic project, please support

  9. Posted on November 4, 2016

    Fantastic opportunities for all concerned

  10. Posted on November 4, 2016

    Please help us with our children’s needs

  11. Posted on November 6, 2016

    What an amazing project and so deserving of support

  12. Posted on November 7, 2016

    I have seen the great work the children of Kilpatrick do and wholeheartedly support this wonderful initiative.

  13. Posted on November 7, 2016

    voted

  14. Posted on November 7, 2016

    good luck kilpartick

  15. Posted on November 7, 2016

    What a great project which definitely need supporting 🙂

  16. Posted on November 9, 2016

    Our daughter attends Kilpatrick and what she has been helped to achieve is amazing, a wonderful school with a fantastic set of staff

  17. Posted on November 9, 2016

    Very few opportunites out there for young people with learning disabilities. Great to see one in my community.

  18. Posted on November 11, 2016

    Good luck with the project!

  19. Posted on November 11, 2016

    Fingers crossed you get the funding, Great project.

  20. Posted on November 12, 2016

    I can’t imagine a better project than this. I’ve known Linda for years and she has told me about these wonderful, motivated young people. It is so sad that so many of them have nothing to do when they leave school. This project will make a massive difference to these young people – and we will also benefit from the beautiful things they make!

    Helen:)

  21. Posted on November 12, 2016

    This is an incredibly worthwhile project which provides education and practical skills for children who might otherwise be left on society’s scrap heap. However jobs for these kids when they leave school are rarely available, and the project’s aim is to provide an outlet where the skills they have learned can be used when they leave school. This would benefit us all, as people will be able to buy these attractive products.

  22. Posted on November 12, 2016

    Good luck ?

  23. Posted on November 13, 2016

    A wonderful project which deserves to be funded.

  24. Posted on November 13, 2016

    Great school, great staff, great project, worthy of votes.

  25. Posted on November 14, 2016

    Good luck everyone. This is an amazing opportunity to further develop your social enterprise ideas and provide opportunities for young people to develop skills for learning, life and work.

  26. Posted on November 14, 2016

    Hi I believe this is a very worthwhile cause developing young people confidence and self esteem through participation in meaningful activities in their community.

  27. Posted on November 14, 2016

    This would be a brilliant project and it will get used by a lot of young people with Special Needs

  28. Posted on November 14, 2016

    Such a worthwhile project. Always good to learn new skills for gaining confidence and widening one’s horizons. Rewarding for everyone involved.

  29. Posted on November 14, 2016

    Good luck kilpatrick

  30. Posted on November 14, 2016

    Good luck!

  31. Posted on November 14, 2016

    Great to see,a project helping people who really benefit from it,keep up the good work

  32. Posted on November 15, 2016

    good luck. fabulous school, fantastic project. x

  33. Posted on November 15, 2016

    Fantastic idea, good luck

  34. Posted on November 16, 2016

    This project highlights the strength of commitment by volunteers, staff, family members and ultimately the pupils of Kilpatrick School towards the future. This workshop, while offering opportunities for employment, is ultimately a way of drawing together and establishing a community based on care, compassion and creativity. I personally feel that this is a more than worthy recipient of the grant; I know the people involved and I know what it would mean to them.

  35. Posted on November 17, 2016

    A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED THE MAKING TOGETHER WORKSHOP.

    EACH VOTE IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO CREATING A VALUABLE RESOURCE FOR THE AMAZING YOUNG ADULTS IN OUR COMMUNITY 🙂 🙂

  36. Posted on November 17, 2016

    Fullhearted vote ***

  37. Posted on November 29, 2016

    A vital, life changing project for children. Please support!

  38. Posted on November 30, 2016

    THANKS TO EVERYONE IN OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!
    ITS BEEN AN EXCITING TIME AND WHATEVER THE OUTCOME – WONDERFUL TO KNOW THAT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE SO MUCH SUPPORT OUT THERE!
    THANK YOU,
    LINDA, GRAHAM AND THE TEAM

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