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LEARNING IN A HERITAGE LANDSCAPE
This project offered new skills and inspiration to individuals and groups within the local community, including enhancing employability and life skills for young job seekers and adults experiencing long-term unemployment.
The project, Learning in a Heritage Landscape – Transforming Work, was rooted in Scott’s passion for the outdoors and its health benefits. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and LEADER, a European funding programme that supports rural community and business projects.
The project encompassed activities based on outdoor learning, employability and skills, and health and wellbeing. The success of the project led to The Abbotsford Trust being awarded the John Muir Award Provider Certificate. This recognises the partnership between the organisations as well as the Trust's continued commitment to delivering meaningful and valuable learning opportunities.
All groups visited the house as an introduction to the man, his life and works using activities in the gardens and estate to delve further into his passions for the outdoors.
Employability And Skills
A key aim of the Learning in a Heritage Lanscape - Transforming Work project was to help members of the community develop key life skills and improve their employability.
Health And Wellbeing
Every activity undertaken by participants had either a direct or indirect link to health and wellbeing - largely due to them taking place in the outdoors
John Muir Trust Award
The John Muir Trust Award is an internationally-acclaimed award scheme based upon the principles of Scottish naturalist, John Muir.