In the middle of June the Royal Highland Show took place in Edinburgh, showcasing the best of Scotland’s agriculture. Focusing on rural life, the Highland Show gives visitors the opportunity to take part in workshops, watch shows, listen to music, and eat Scottish food. This year select individuals, in partnership with East Lothian Works, took the opportunity to go along to the world-renowned event to have a look for themselves.
The purpose of the visit was to give young people dealing with various difficulties, such as social anxiety, the opportunity to gain a new experience, and allow them to interact with those who have had similar life experiences. The trip seemed to be a huge success, with the young people enjoying the activities on offer, spending time together in a new environment. Gary Mitchell, Employment Adviser at East Lothian Works, stated; “I think it was a great experience for them all. A really good bunch who were a pleasure to work with”.
This trip marks the end of the year for the students, who have engaged in many different activities and classes in order to aid them in thinking about employability and their future. For example, some students took part in a photography class, in which their work was displayed in an exhibition at Prestongrange Museum. You can read more about this here.
If interested in this programme, feel free to email Gary Mitchell at email@example.com. I wish all the young people luck in their future endeavours after the summer holiday.