Overarching Social Action

One of the requirements of the #iwill funding programme is that there is a strong social action thread to what is done. In our KMG project each workshop will, we intend, have a social action purpose, angle or content. There should be 20+workshops during the year each with such a dimension.

However, it was thought a good idea for these social action “jigsaw” pieces to fit an overarching theme.

Aiming high with our Whitby community as the target.

Thanks to Whitby Company of Archers

Building skills and out-of-school networks, raising the sights to become young citizens who contribute to communities and causes. 

Two Future Workshops

Two offers of new workshops. Cowen’s and John Freeman At October half-term Cowen’s (window and door manufacturers in Whitby) have offered youngsters the opportunity to see technology at work. The technologies behind insulation of windows and doors, to keep the heat in! The technology they use to manufacture the components…

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Sleights Youth Shed nears

A Saturday assembling tall kitchen storage units at Sleights Scout Hut Connor, Dillon, Thomas and Isaac worked on Saturday with Roger, Eddie and Graham to figure out the assembly instructions of Howden self-assembly units. There are many ways to assemble the units, but only one correct way:-) The four lads…

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Young Fire Crew!

Eight youngsters underwent training at Whitby Fire Station. On the schedule was resuscitation, vehicle maintenance, ropy skills and water safety. Plus a cab eye view of the road and a short blast from the sirens with blue lights. It was an action packed morning with a lot to learn through…

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Flower Crowns Workshop

The last of the summer holiday workshops. A great morning with Michelle using the Sleights Scout Hut. There were 11 girls working quite solidly on what is a fiddly but very creative task. Thanks to two mums who stayed on and helped the youngsters (and did a crown themselves). When…

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Sleights Youth Shed

We are pleased to say that the weekly Youth Shed in Sleights is on the way to being delivered! It will be on a Friday evening at Sleights Scout Hut in Narrowfields, opening in later September. This will complement the Scouting activities for Cubs and Beavers held there and, of…

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Sew and Sew

Shirley Sutherland led a great morning workshop today making fish, cats and hearts. A wide range of skills to learn from using pinking shears, pins and needles, machine sewing, stuffing with soft filling, hand sewing and for some, washing up! We appreciate those who came to help Shirley and to…

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