The Blacksmiths Forge
Forging life skills, creating confidence and promoting individual responsibility.
The forge at Urban Crafts Foundation provides an environment to develop academic, practical, social and artistic skills. It suits a variety of young people such as those with behaviour problems or who struggle in a traditional academic environment.
As a working forge students will be involved in variety of tasks. The project is designed to work along the lines of “apprenticeship”. Students will assist the blacksmiths in their work, and work on their own projects. The provision will provide instruction in art, maths, welding, traditional forging as well as supporting students to take responsibility for themselves & others around them, gain the confidence in having opinions & ideas and to provide a real life working environment to help them progress into adulthood.
Students would gain the most out the project by regular attendance of 2 days a week in conjunction with school or tutoring.
Cost £90 per day (for Sept 2018 - August 2019)