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30 Years of Girvan Youth Trust!

November 2023 saw us celebrate 30 Years of Local Youth Work in the form of Girvan Youth Trust (and the many names it's had over the years!).

We held a jam packed week of events including a Bring An Adult to Youth Club Event, a Community Consultation Night, 'The Impact' Movie Launch and finished it all off with an Over 18's Relive Your Youth Night!

Special mention to those who supported our week of events including Girvan Pizzeria, Yasmin's Fine Cuisine Girvan, Thriving Communities - Community Safety, Amy Gray Photography, The New Cafe Royale, Deja2 - West of Scotland DJ's, Puddin' and Crazy Cottage Crafts and Event Decor.

DFN Project Search Graduation 

DFN Project SEARCH interns have held a graduation ceremony to celebrate the successful completion of their programme – delivered in partnership between Girvan Youth Trust, Ayrshire College and the National Trust for Scotland (NTS).

Project SEARCH is for anyone aged 17-29 in South Ayrshire who feels they have a barrier to learning. The course runs from February to October at Culzean Castle and is the only course of its kind to be delivered at a National Trust site.

This year’s programme began with a project - creating a new woodchip path under the tutelage of Iain Govan, head gardener at Culzean Castle and Country Park. They then moved onto work placement rotations within the castle grounds, working in the gift shop, the gardens, the café, offering castle tours and working with the park rangers.

They also took part in employability workshops throughout their time in Project SEARCH, helping them to create a CV and prepare for interviews.

Remembrance Poppies

Pupils who are currently engaging with Girvan Academy's Joint Venture Project undertook the task of spray painting the Remembrance Poppy tribute at Hamilton Park on Monday.

Girvan Academy Joint Venture Project is a partnership between Girvan Academy, Girvan Youth Trust and Thriving Communities - Employability which supports potential school leavers to gain hands on work experience, employability qualifications and life skills in preparation for them leaving school and entering the world of employment and/or further education.

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