Posted by Alice Irvine on the 23 Feb 2017

Gherkin class at Lomond House is expanding its enterprise endeavours! Following on from their very successful soup-making enterprise, the group decided to branch out to start up an upcycling scheme.
Over the last two weeks students have been sourcing furniture and tools to get the project off the ground. This week the group started brushing up on their hands-on skills by sanding down the furniture, putting in to practice what they have learnt about safe and efficient work-based tasks.
This project allows students to practice and develop their work-based skills within a real-life business enterprise. They are gaining insight into different stages of the business scheme, discovering which tools and skills are needed for each phase.
Senior Teaching Aide Mohammed said “I am so excited about this project, I cannot wait to see what the students make! I am sure it is going to be wonderful.”
Learning Support Assistant Elise is equally excited about the new venture: “this is an extremely exciting project for us and we cannot wait to begin painting, decorating and selling!”