FREE Skills Swop Workshops Return To Dorchester
8:38am 30th July 2014
The Try This Project is returning to Dorchester with another round of great skills enhancing activities for the local community.
The project invites anyone with a skill or talent to share it with others in a FREE workshop.
Local student Hettie Bern came up with the idea last year as a catalyst to encourage people of all ages to share their skills, talents and ideas.
Emma Scott, Community Development Officer at West Dorset District Council told Wessex FM where the idea came from;
''We realised there were lots of people with skills in our local community who didn't necessarily have the opportunity to share them.
''So we thought of an idea of 'Try This' where we will have different workshops where people offer their skills and talents and then anyone can go along and try out the different activities.''
Emma explained to Wessex FM what sort of skills to expect;
''So far, we've had workshops teaching people how to get the best of out their iPads, an introduction to painting flowers, they'll be a workshop in beekeeping, they'll be a workshop in first-aid, Nordic walking, people will be able to try so a really diverse range.''
The workshops will run every day from Saturday 27th September to Saturday 4th October with a picnic also to be held at the Dorchester Community Farm.
The Try This project has also had support from local organisations such as the Partnership of Older Peoples Projects and the West Dorset District Council.
Anyone who wants to get involved or offer venue spaces for the project should contact Try This directly via their Facebook page at 'Dorchester Try This'.