Day in the life
The basic framework to LandWorks is gaining work experience through hands-on physical activity, often outdoors, and chiefly through participation in woodwork, market gardening, arts and landscaping projects.
Interwoven within this is holistic support to develop confidence, self-esteem and the vital social skills needed to find employment and live a crime-free life.
For example, a trainee could learn how to build a stone wall – a task requiring a number of skills:
- Numeracy when estimating stone quantity and volume
- Taking responsibility for their own section of wall
- Health and Safety
- Working as a team
- Completing a project and developing self-worth
09:00 – 10:00
A group of trainees work together to pick vegetables from the field and polytunnel, providing fresh produce for our Market Stall on Quarry Field gate.
10:00 – 11:00
Sam talks with the counsellor, increasing his resilience whilst improving belief in positive change for himself and those around him.
11:00 – 12:00
James is shown how to turn a bowl on the lathe, gaining a new practical skill. The bowl is later sold on the stall, boosting his confidence and giving a sense of achievement and responsibility for the project.
12:00 – 13:00
Today a volunteer chef cooks with John to prepare lunch for the whole team using LandWorks veg. He was nervous the first time but now his confidence has grown and he enjoys cooking for his family.
13:00 – 14:00
Everyone sits together to share a communal lunch with visitors. Today, two local employers chat to trainees about jobs after LandWorks.
14:00 – 15:00
The Resettlement Coordinator collaborates with Simon to plan his recovery from addiction, and to organise a safe and sustainable place to live.
15:00 – 16:00
Brett creates a sculpture which represents transformation. After a creative idea storming exercise he uses problem solving to decide which materials to use.
16:00 – 16:30
All trainees work together to tidy the site and prepare for the next day.
A day at LandWorks develops practical skills and builds confidence, giving hope for the future. Every day at LandWorks, steps are made towards a life away from crime.