Bucksburn Academy ASN Wing have built a very strong relationship with Glencraft over the past year which has been of fantastic benefit to us.  Glencraft employ a number of people with additional support needs and produce beds and mattresses from making the individual springs through to luxury finishes and upholstered headboards and in all price ranges.  They also have a showroom where they display and sell various items of bedroom furniture.

As part of the ASN Wing’s weekly curriculum the pupils participate in an enterprise afternoon when they have the opportunity to learn and develop new skills. One of the activities provided is a jewellery making group. This activity helps to develop fine motor skills, creativity and design and the use of specific tools. Pupils help to price items taking account of the value of the beads, findings and the time involved in creating the items. They assist with sales and now through Glencraft can practice display skills as well.

Our Jewellery group has evolved over the past five years as staff members have built up their expertise, their use of tools and silver or silver-plated findings.  We previously made beaded spectacle holders but now produce beautiful bracelets, ear-rings and necklaces.  Recently we have branched out to make keyrings, Christmas decorations and beaded ornaments.

Glencraft has given the group the opportunity to display our fantastic jewellery in their showroom. This wonderful opportunity to develop a partnership between Glencraft and the school has also resulted in pupils from the ASN Wing gaining useful work experience in the workshop, showroom and reception areas


You can find the Glencraft showroom and our jewellery items on Wellington Road, Altens and is well worth a visit.


By chalove

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