Category Archives: Youth Engagement Programme – YEP!

LEAP Team changes

After years of fantastic service to our communities, Carol Gemmell decided to step down as LEAP’s Project Manager in April.

Carol leaves LEAP in fantastic health after helping to secure another year of Climate Challenge Funding for local energy use reduction projects, as well as another year of funding for the our Youth Engagement Programme (YEP!). Thank you Carol for all your hard work and dedication to LEAP.

We are pleased to announce that Carol is replaced as Project Manager by Scott Duncan, with Jen O’Brien taking up the new position of Deputy Project Manager. We are pleased to welcome Lesley Ritchie to our LEAP team as Community Development and Outreach Officer.

Yep! Logo Competition Results

Yep! Logo Competition Results

Congratulations to our Yep! Logo competition winner David Hill from Bridge of Weir attending Gryffe High School.

Our winner’s prize is the opportunity to spend a day with designer Niki Taylor of The Top Project in her studio, creating their own made to measure garment or alternatively a wonderful Dawes Bicycle to the value of £300.

David will be working in the coming weeks to professionally develop his final logo design with artist Harry Glen at Kuka Studios. Watch this space!

Our runners up are Ben Valentine (Johnstone High School), Alexandra Finnie (Gryffe High School), and Joseph Cameron (Johnstone High School).

A big thank you to all our entrants.

Click here for more information on our Yep! Programme designed and run by local young people.

YEP! Young people reach the final of the St Andrews Green Film Festival

YEP! Young people reach the final of the St Andrews Green Film Festival… and win a few prizes too!

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Scott, Joseph and Murray at St Andrews University receiving their certificates for the two prizes in the St Andrews Green Film Festival.

The Winner of the St Andrews Green Film Festival, Schools Category was ‘Loops and Cycles’

Created by; Robyn Brown, Mark Sermani, Scott Simpson, Murray Jamieson, Matthew Law, Joseph Cameron & Bruno Cameron.

The 3rd place in the St Andrews Film Festival was ‘Why Not Recycle? Save the planet’

Created by; Joseph Cameron

Local young people have been getting creative and you can get involved in more of our FREE workshops coming soon and create something that can help make a difference and be fun at the same time.

From April throughout the coming year and as a summer programme, LEAP’s Yep! (Youth Engagement Programme) will be running a range of projects and workshops in Lochwinnoch, Kilbarchan, Howwood and Bridge of Weir. These will include: boat building, a ‘grow your own’ club, filmmaking, bike building, clothing design and making, print and dye workshops.

These are all FREE! – so to take part please get in touch soon as places on each workshop/project will be limited!