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.
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
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.
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
- 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.