Free Workshops for Young People

Free workshops for young people in Boat Building, Clothing re-design, Printing, Recycling or Dye will be running from now until March, as part LEAP’s Youth Engagement Programme’s (YEP!) winter programme.

On Thursdays from 4.30pm until 6.30pm, there’s Boat Building at the YEP! Boat 4010 Chatterbox Feb 2. YEP! boat builder photoHut, Lochbarr Services, Lochwinnoch. Gillian Steel Yep!’s Youth Development Officer went on to provide some background to the Boat building in Lochwinnoch, ‘As you can see from the photograph, there has already been great progress made on building the boat with the Youth Engagement Programme rounding off 2015 with a  visit to the Galgael boat building project in Govan and the placing of the all important ‘Whiskey Plank’ in our own boat. The usual glass of our national drink – normally tippled on this occasion – was of course replaced with mugs of hot black current juice to help the boat builders to fend off the cold!

On Fridays from 6pm until 8pm – Recycle or Dye, Clothing re-design, printing and making workshops run at the Lochwinnoch Annexe. Bring your clothes along and transform them into a new look, or try yo4004 LEAP YEP! Summer Space Tie-dye - Aug 15ur craft skills out with printing and dyes.

LEAP’s Youth Development Officer, Gillian Steel, has also got plans for young people to re-start some activities in the Community Garden as the lighter nights creep in, including the completion of the Meet Hut’s grow roof. To take part in this winter’s YEP! workshops, just turn up or call Gillian on 07854468512 or email gillian@myleapproject.org for further information. Enjoy winter with the Youth EngageYEP! – it can be fun!