Youth Training

Young Turners Training Days 2014

These courses will cover safety in the workshop, safe turning techniques, tooling, and finishing.
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For more information contact: Ron Caddy at acorncrafts@tiscali.co.uk Or telephone 07903 313 065

DateTopicOrganiserVenue
4th – 6th August
2017
Workshop Health & Safety
Various Projects and techniques
Stuart Mortimer

Hope Cottage
Grateley
Hampshire
SP11 8JT

YOUNG TURNERS DAY CWMBRAN

The AWGB Youth Training Programme continued with Crow Valley Woodturners hosting a Youth Training Day on Saturday 17th July at the Torfaen Community Education Centre at Cwmbran in South Wales.

Four enthusiastic youngsters attended the day, Eleanor Barrell, Benjamin Price, Matthew Underwood, and Will Jones. The day started with an induction on basic workshop safety and then an introduction to the tutors, Mark Sanger and myself. A functional bowl was the project for the day, for the youngsters take home and use for their cereals or porridge etc.

Throughout the day the workshop had a special atmosphere and buzz, with youngsters enjoying the experience of learning new techniques, and their workshop safety and discipline was excellent. Crow Valley members Jim Hitch and Robert Barrell was on hand as workshop support, and Jim did the very important job of making the tea!

The day ended with the youngsters being presented with a certificate of attendance and free junior membership to the AWGB. Feedback from the students suggested that they all enjoyed the day and that they were well chuffed with their projects that they took home. In addition to the AWGB membership, the youngsters will have free membership to Crow Valley Woodturners.

To conclude, the day was a great success in getting young people interested and enjoying the craft of woodturning, but this is only the start, we must have initiatives in place to give these youngsters opportunities to further develop their skills. Eleanor, Benjamin, and Will live fairly local to Crow Valley Woodturners, and they will be encouraged to attend some hands on sessions at the club. Matthew travelled down from Worcester, and he will be encouraged to contact a club that is near to him.
Group Photo: (From left to right)
Matthew Underwood, Mark Sanger, Benjamin Price, Will Jones, Peter Bradwick, Eleanor Barrell.

Peter Bradwick