We have an excellent carpentry shop that makes high quality wooden products. Our students have made jewelry boxes, planters, coffee tables and wooden looms, all from recycled wood. The sales of items made in our woodwork shop produce an important income for us.
Students learn the skills required to prepare and cook hot meals and cakes. Cakes are ordered on a weekly basis from various customers. Whilst working in the kitchen, students also learn to carry out all cleaning duties such as washing up, hanging up washing and loading the dishwasher.
Activities we offer:
We are keen to provide our students with a wide range of activities, and we give them a choice in those they would like to participate in. All of the sessions we plan aim to be fun and engaging, while demonstrating practical skills required for independent living, and in the workplace. See below a brief description of the day to day activities we do, and see the page for pictures of students at work!
Weaving is a creative art form which is used to encourage a calm atmosphere amongst the students. It is an excellent way of developing focus while enabling learners to create unique pieces of tapestry. The majority of our looms are made here at Upz and Downz in our carpentry shop by students, from recycled wood.