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Skills, Schools, Stories


A series of open days has enabled young people to witness construction skills, especially the specialist conservation techniques being employed in the Murrays' restoration project. The target audience was 14 to 19 year olds. Feedback from the training sessions, which were supervised by Wates Construction's Training Manager, was very positive. Groups that particularly benefited included participants from the Manchester Young Offending Team and the Ancoats & Miles Platting Partnership.

Skills, Schools Stories also facilitated the involvement of local people in the development of the Jiggers & Diggers exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery, and contributed to the Heritage Skills Fair at Gorton Monastery.


Bricklaying taster

Roofing workshop

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