The basic framework to LandWorks is gaining work experience through outdoor, physical activity, chiefly through participation on landscaping projects.
Interwoven within this is holistic support to develop confidence, self-esteem and the vital social skills needed to find employment and live a crime free life.
For example, a trainee could learn how to build a stone wall – a task requiring a number of skills that can be recorded in order to gain qualifications:
- Numeracy when estimating stone quantity and volume
- Taking responsibility for their own section of wall
- Health and Safety
- Working as a team
- Completing a project and developing self worth
A day at LandWorks could look a little something like this:
09:00 – 09:30: Daily Meeting
- Map out daily activities
- Allocate two trainees for lunch responsibilities
- Problem solving group meeting
09:30 – 13:00: Working on the LandWorks garden
- Working with volunteers to create an art piece for the garden
- Laying a garden path
13:00 – 14:00: Communal lunch
- The trainees prepare lunch and everyone will sit down together to eat and chat.
- Two guests can join trainees for lunch – for example, a local employer and a probation officer
- Lunch cleared, washing up etc.
14:00 – 15:30: Woodworking
With guidance from our Woodwork Trainer, trainees carve anything from mallets to picnic benches
15:30 – 16:00: Finishing up
- Tidy away tools and equipment
- Complete log books and training manuals
- Prepare for tomorrow