Training and Learning
schools, families and adults
Hedgelaying, Nadine Stevenson
Training and learning programme for schools, families and adults. Projects designed to:
- Ensure the perpetuation of traditional crafts necessary for the maintenance of the landscape
- Provide opportunities for local people to develop skills to enable them to engage with their local landscape and its conservation
- Enhance personal development and improve employment prospects
- Increase knowledge
Historically, making charcoal for fuel, hedge-laying and dry-stone walling would have been done out of necessity. Over the years many of these specialist skills have declined and are in danger of being lost altogether.
The DerwentWISE training and learning projects attempt to reinvigorate some of the skills by offering both formal and informal courses to adults and children. Local people of all ages had the oppurtunity to acquire new skills and take part in activities such as wildlife recording and countryside management. It is hoped that the Scheme will enable local people to contribute towards the sustainability of the Lower Derwent Valley.
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