Young People at our Community Garden practicing ‘Life Skills’

Young People at our Community Garden practicing ‘Life Skills’
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This week we will be completing the final harvest of vegetables, tidying and clearing the green house. This is the last of the work for this season in the Community Garden.

Engaging with the Disengaged

The Vennie will be starting a group for people who are unemployed. This will run on Thursdays late morning to early afternoon starting mid March. This project is for anyone who is unemployed and needs help or assistance to get back into employment, training, education or just needs someone to talk to for help and support.

Knightsridge Adventure Project-The Vennie, provides a supportive safe environment to engage with socially excluded people in the Livingston North area. The project uses an informal approach to deliver issue based educational activities within the existing youth club provision. All too often people are part of a production line, where they receive help with form filling and left on their own to job search. We want to bring a personal touch to working with this group of people, many of whom we know already. The Knightsridge community have a special affection toward the Vennie as it was reopened at their request some 7 years previous. So already there is a bond and trust that exists with the project and staff.

Contact us at the project for more information 01506 432094.

The Vennie Bike Project now open on Saturdays.

The Vennie Bike Project is now open additionally on Saturdays from 12pm till 3pm. We have bikes for everyone. Please come along and use this valuable facility. The Vennie Bike Project is about lending bikes to people who don’t have access to a bike to encourage people to be more active, healthier and fitter and also reducing carbon emissions.

Art session at The Vennie

At one of our youth drop in sessions we had a night where the young people were able to paint on canvases using u.v paint and sharpie markers. Youth worker Caroline Munday who is also an artist taught the young people how to use the u.v paint in the correct way. First of all the young people were given paper to sketch up some ideas on and then after choosing their best idea they were able to transfer their design on to a blank canvas. After the young people had completed the canvases they were then able to look at their designs glowing under a u.v light. This was a really good session and the young people would definitely enjoy doing this again.