Work with Young People

As part of our Youth Engagement Programme (YEP!), LEAP are working in partnership with local primary schools, secondary schools and organisations who work with children or young people.  We have secured funding to work with children and young people until March 2016 through the Junior Climate Challenge Fund.

Our Youth Development Officer, Gillian Steel, has been busy organising workshops for the spring and beyond. These workshops, for secondary school age young people, include upcycling of clothes, a boat building initiative, bike building and more. If you attend Johnstone High, St Benedicts, Linwood High or Gryffe High or live in Lochwinnoch, Kilbarchan, Howwood or Bridge of Weir you can take part… get in touch!

If you would like to find out more then please contact our Youth Development Officer Gillian Steel.


office: 01505 842 530

REMode – What it is and how it works

ReMode is part of LEAP (Local Energy Action Plan) and is a unique boutique based in Lochwinnoch village in Renfrewshire. Run by and for young people with a focus on up-cycling and re-designing youth clothing for our own design label.

Our ambitions are to put in place a local creative hub which demonstrates a circular economy – encouraging an culture of reuse and repair rather than a ‘make it, use it & chuck it’ one!
REMode - how it works details
Following on from the success of the last two years we will continue to run our regular Recycle or Dye workshops in clothing re-design for 11 to 15 year olds.

We are also running bike maintenance workshops for 11 – 15yrs and Film Mash-up workshops for 16-25 year olds.

Throughout this year we will be making inspirational visits to look at the work of Scottish designers who are developing their practice around the circular economy.

In response to demand we are running Meddle and Make workshops for the wider community. These include clothing mend and make and bike maintenance.

Summer 2016 Youth Activities

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