An average day at LandWorks

Hammer and nail

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
  • Planting

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
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