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Beith Trust Holiday Camps

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Football Camp

3rd-7th July

A fun filled, week long camp, for ages 5 to 14 to learn new skills and develop existing ones with our tutor.  Friendly football games and a tournament towards the end of the week.  All players will receive a medal and certificate for their attendance and get the chance to have a question and answer session with a professional football player! AND there’s a day trip on Friday for a tour of Hampden Stadium.

Booking in advance essential, £50 for week (concessions available) Read More

Pamper, Prosecco & Cream Tea

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Don’t miss your chance for a real pick-me-up on Saturday.

The weekend is nearly here! Fancy a glass of prosecco and a cream tea with a friend in the sunshine?  Or maybe the chance to pick up a treatment, a gorgeous scarf or piece of jewellery, or a lovely scented candle.  We are hosting another Pamper Day at Geilsland, Beith on Saturday 20th May.  Following the success of the last Pamper event on Mother’s Day it is sure to be a busy day and so we are highly recommending that you book your space in advance to guarantee that you get the chance of a beauty treatment too. Read More

Bike & A Burger: 14/05/17

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Bike & A Burger 14/05/2017
A fresh Sunday morning in the heart of the Garnock valley, a warm summer like day with a gentle breeze. The sound of bicycle tyres on gravel and walk ways, the smell of burgers cooking slowly on the BBQ. The droning noise of the bouncy castle being inflated and the sound of people arriving. This was our Bike & a burger event. Read More

Bug Hotel

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What is a bug hotel, well it’s a place for bees, birds, beetles and other creatures to live or take shelter. As just like us, nature has a housing shortage.

Why build a bug house/hotel, well there are three good reasons, firstly for us all there is only so much you can learn in a classroom, through books, videos or TV.  To truly appreciate and understand nature you need to venture outside, use your senses and experience for yourself the wonder of nature. For as the naturalist and conservationist John Muir advocated experiencing and enjoying nature near and far means you are more likely to care and be an ‘active conservationist’.

Secondly in an age of immediacy a bug hotel/home teaches patience in its planning, construction and having to wait days, weeks or months to wait and see what creatures use it plus tweeting occurs outside not online. Read More

Corey Cup 2017

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Corey Cup 2017
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The Corey Cup is an annual school football tournament held in the Garnock Valley for children in P6&7. The tournament is in honour of young Corey Hamilton, who sadly passed away in 2013 after a battle with rhabdoid sarcoma, a kidney cancer aged just 9 years old.  Set up by Corey’s family and Beith Trust in 2014 the event is held annually on Corey’s birthday on 24 March and brings the Garnock Valley schools together in a friendly football competition where the teams compete to win the coveted cup and title.

The 4th annual Corey Cup was a fantastic competition with lots of fun and great football on display Beith Astroturf. The weather was unusually sunny which made the event even better and made it all the more fun for onlookers, parents and classmates to cheer their teams on! As ever the teams were split by organisers Beith Trust into play off groups, resulting with the two group winners playing in thesemi-finals, and then onto a final. Read More

Beith Cycles

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Sunday 12th March 11AM — 2PMSunday 12th March 11AM — 2PM Geilsland school, Beith KA15 1HD

Beith cycles is a new initative to encourage the people of Beith to get on their bikes! We want to find out what improvements you think could be made to support cycling and active travel in the area. The goal is to encourage people of all ages and abilities to travel by bike so come along, grab a burger and have your say!

  • Bouncy castle
  • Electric bikes
  • Balance bikes
  • cycle games
  • free bike MOT’S
  • FREE ADMISSION!

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Basic Cooking Course

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Every Wednesday morning we run an “elementary cooking skills course”.

We make starter’s, main course’s & deserts cooking from fresh. Ensuring safe use of kitchen knives, utensils, ovens, hobs and pots and pans. Basically learning to cook & be safe in the kitchen.

Our outcome is to increase basic food preparation skills and increase basic cooking  and presenting skills. Gain awareness of food safety and gain awareness of using safe and hygenic practise.

The course length is 6.5 hours and is certified by REHIS. (Royal enviromental health institute of scotland).

Peter – Team Leader

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It’s that time again where we speak to some of the amazing people working at Beith Trust. This time around we’re speaking to Peter, a team leader.

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Tell everyone a bit about yourself?

I’m 40 years old man who had a hard paper round in my teens . On an honest note, I’ve worked welfare& work sector for 25 years, as a manager, I also enjoy helping Essential Plus alongside my wife Marianne. I enjoy seeing what our trainees achieve and moving them on to a positive destination. I enjoy all things 60s. I own a 1971 Vespa and my best friend is my son, Joshua.

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Why did you become involved with Beith Trust?

This opportunity of working for Beith Trust  was an exciting prospect and with over 15 years of working as a manager, I know I could bring a lot to the job.  The chance to get out from behind the desk and do some physical work again was exciting. Teaching the young team new skills and getting them involved in new training opportunities is just magic.

What are you doing today?

I’m training Robert Craig, my young apprentice to take his first training session with the trainees. It’s exciting times.

 

Cameron Mcintosh

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Today we’re chatting to one of the people doing a modern apprenticeship here at Beith Trust. Cameron McIntosh is one of those people.

How did you get started?

After finishing my college course I was told that Beith had opportunities for modern apprenticeships and I jumped at that chance. After an interview with Jane Lamont I was straight into learning and working. It all happened so fast, I wasn’t expecting it to happen like that but it did and I’m loving it.

What have you been up to since then? Skills etc

I’ve learnt so much over the days and weeks, it’s been great. Everything from working as a part of a team to being on my own. I’ve been learning about horticulture, gardening, maintaining a section of land and we’ve also been doing a bit of construction as well. I’ve also been taking a cooking class as well, learning to cook different meals.

What does the future hold?

Hopefully new job opportunities, a chance on progressing even further once the apprenticeship is over. I hope to gain new experiences once it’s completed. We’ll see what happens.

Working at Beith Trust?

It’s fantastic. The people here have been so helpful. They’ve kept me on the right path, just knowing that the support is there makes all the difference. The staff treat you as one of their own, it’s a great place to come and learn.

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