PLACED x The Joanna Scott Foundation

We recently had the pleasure of travelling up to Penrith to run a workshop in partnership with The Joanna Scott Foundation. We were working with 25 year 10s from Ullswater Community College to present the built environment as a possible career option through fun and engaging activities, whilst also setting them a brief to respond to.

The day started with a site visit to Growing Well, an inspiring charity doing incredible work offering horticultural activity as a powerful accompaniment to talking therapy. We learnt about the site, the variety of produce they grow and the mental health services they provide their service users.

After our site visit, we tasked the young people to design and build a 3D model of a semi-independent counselling space that could live on the grounds of the Tebay Growing Well site. The young people created some incredible models that were thoughtful and responsive to the Growing Well site and its service users; it was a brilliant day from start to finish.

A huge thank you to Bob O’Neil, Michaela Major & David Lawson (Joanna Scott Foundation Trustees), Catherine Bentley, Fiona Harriss, Dan Richards, Paul Cambre (Growing Well Cumbria Staff) and James Errington (Architect at The Westmorland Family) for their support and feedback on the designs.

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