Birdfeeders made by our young adults – two of whom have since moved on from Prior’s Court – are now keeping feathered friends fed in the Countryside Learning Centre (CLC).

As part of the Trade Skills vocational stream in the last academic year, young adults Peter, Patrick, Ricardo and Ben made birdfeeders. 

Our young adults cut, glued, painted and varnished the birdfeeders, with the help of Trade Skills vocational stream Job Coach Jamie. The tasks enhanced and generalised the woodworking skills of the young adults. Over the summer, Peter and Patrick transitioned on to new provision.

And earlier this week, the birdfeeders were put in the CLC by the Estates team, meaning Peter and Patrick continue to contribute to Prior's Court life, even after their transitioning on. Filling the feeders is a task our young people are now being given as part of the Land-based vocational stream to complement their learning about animal care.

Well done to all those young people involved in the project, and to staff members for empowering and encouraging the young people’s involvement and development of their skills.