The Making Together Craft Workshop
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.
- 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.
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.