Get Into Heritage

Through Get into Heritage, young people will be given opportunity to get involved with activities which they wouldn’t do as part of their everyday lives, and develop new skills through practical activities and expert support.

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What’s this project about?

The primary aim of the project is to engage young people,in an accessible, diverse and interesting programme of practical, heritage-themed, training opportunities to both motivate and inspire them to appreciate Gower’s unique landscape and heritage whilst also helping them to think about their own future.

Who’s this project for?

Groups of 8–12 young people (17-24 years old) who are not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET) from referral agencies. If your group is older, this project might be for you.

When

We will be delivering 3 training heritage skills training courses over the next 6 months

  • Lime rendering -Sept -Oct 2017
  • Earth (cob) building – Nov-Dec 2017
  • Woodland Management January 2018

Where?

This course will take place in the beautiful woodlands of Gower adjacent to the Penrice Estate.

What do I need?

  • You need to be able to get to us. Buses do run but the service is infrequent, and you’ll have to walk for about 20 minutes.  Minibus, taxi, or car-sharing are probably the favourite options.
  • A packed lunch. Don’t forget sandwiches, we’ll provide the tea and biscuits!
  • The group need to wear clothing that they can move comfortably in, don’t mind getting dirty, and is suitable for British weather! We have plenty of waterproofs that group members can use.

Get involved!

Our next opportunity is a five-day woodland management training course in January. This course will run from Monday 22nd January 2018, to Friday 26th January. During these five days, participants will learn the skills needed to manage a woodland, including:

  • tree felling
  • Coppicing
  • thinning
  • invasive species removal

Project funder details

GLP is a partnership of organisations with their main sponsor being the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) under their Landscape Partnership programme. The GLP programme area is the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), with the communities of Crofty, Penclawdd and Gowerton added in for their significant industrial heritage.

More information & publicity

For more information & booking enquiries, please get in touch with Jon at our Murton Office

Postcode Dream Trust – Dreamfund

Current funded opportunities

Current Build – Little Bryn Gwyn

Recently completed -ORACLE2 at Swansea University

Booking a course

Down to Earth Construction

Outdoor classrooms

Cob courtyard walls

Murton site buildings

Current funded opportunities