Success for young learners
Around 40 young people from Maybole and villages throughout North Carrick got together recently to celebrate their achievements. Organised by South Ayrshire Council, this was also an opportunity for the young people to take part in a range of educational workshops and have fun.
The Carrick Centre in Maybole was a hive of activity with young people learning about everything from cooking and bush craft to screen printing.
Councillor William Grant, Portfolio Holder for Lifelong Learning at South Ayrshire Council presented the youngsters with Dynamic Youth Awards and Saltire Awards for volunteering and for their achievements at Dunure Youth Club, Kirkmichael Youth Club, Maybole Youth Club, the Youth Theatre project and for working with personal development groups at Carrick Academy.
The youngsters had great fun and really enjoyed the activities:
"The screen printing was really different and something I'd never tried before" another participant said "I like being free to create and be expressive". The bush craft also went down a storm "I learned how to make a camp fire – didn't think it would work, but it did"
Councillor Grant commented: "We want to build confidence in our young people so they are prepared for the world of work. By working together they are also learning how to communicate effectively. The activities were a great success and it goes to show that learning can be fun."
The event was made possible through Maybole Youth Club being voted by the public to receive funding at a recent Participatory Funding event organised by the Maybole and North Carrick Villages Locality Planning Group. The Council's Community Learning and Development Service worked with partners to make the workshops a success.
Plans are now in place to make this an annual event.