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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