Linburn Centre Members Tutor Cyrenian Young People in Woodwork and Gardening skills

Posted: 04/05/2015 | Scottish War Blinded

A group of young people, from the Charity Cyrenians, visited the Linburn Centre Workshop recently as part of their City & Guilds accredited programme.

The young people are working on a project at Cyrenians Farm, Kirknewton to design and build a new croft garden. Participation in the project focuses upon developing skills for future employment as well as an interest in the environment and horticulture.

Cyrenians visit Scottish War Blinded's Linburn CentreVisiting the Linburn Centre provided the young people an opportunity to learn how to produce bird boxes and feeders for the garden by observing and working with Scottish War Blinded members.

The young people also worked in the Linburn Centre garden beds with members learning about basic maintenance tasks.

Cyrenians Farm Placement Co-ordinator Lucy Holroyd said:

“The young people loved having the change to practise their saw and drilling skills, and to produce something to take away in a relatively short space of time. It was great to meet some of the members and staff and to have the opportunity to work in such a beautiful and inspiring setting.”

Linburn Centre Workshop Instructor James Gregson said:

"Scottish War Blinded members in the Workshop enjoyed the opportunity to work together and share their knowledge of woodwork with the young people. It is hoped that the rapport established between the members and Cyrenians continues as the project develops further over the coming months.”