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Fed up with shop-bought #christmasdecorations? Book onto our festive workshops and have fun making your own traditional #Christmas decors and all from natural materials found in Lord Ancrum's Wood.
Book: enquiries @newbattleabbey.com or 0131 663 1921

#handmade #Christmas2021 https://t.co/oopi0YcUow
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Some of our 2020-21 students attended the NAC 2021 Awards Ceremony held this morning. We were limited in the numbers that could attend. So we would like to say a massive CONGRATULATIONS to ALL of the class of 2021 – we are proud of you all.

Images: Phil Wilkinson https://t.co/yM7WlQAWuW
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Recruiting for our part-time Prep for FE course starting Jan 2022. Apply online at https://t.co/SQy5WjwSKD or call 0131 663 1921 for a chat and see where this course could take you.

Course run in partnership with @midgov https://t.co/26VWE33nJd
Want to learn how to make your own traditional Christmas wreath to adorn your door or have fun making a selection of decorations from natural materials? We have two fantastic workshops on Sat 4 Dec 2021.

Book: enquiries @newbattleabbey.com or 0131 663 1921 https://t.co/ePTLv8ASzx
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Want to see NAC all dressed up for the movies?

At the end of last year, we were delighted to be one of the locations selected for the filming of #PrincessSwitch3 . For a wee teaser, we're at 1:54-2:00 on the official trailer.

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Looking to reskill/upskill but at a crossroads? Perhaps you're thinking about heading to college next year. Our Prep for FE could be the course for you. Run in partnership with @midgov, starts in Jan 2022.
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The latest news from Newbattle Abbey College

Winter Woodland Workshops: Woodland Festive Wreaths

Published: 22nd November 2021

 

Workshop Date: Saturday 4th December 1.30 – 4.30pm
Cost: £25 (includes all materials to make your wreath, mulled apple juice, and snacks)

Bookings: enquiries@newbattleabbey.com or 0131 663 1921

 

Join Stephanie Walker, Forest School and Outdoor Learning Practitioner, as she teaches you all aspects of wreath making. Your wreath will be made on dogwood and willow rings and created from foraged materials such as holly, conifer, ivy, and decorated with dried fruits, cones, berries, and dried seeds from the magical Lord Ancrum’s Wood. The finishing touch to your wreath will be with your very own hand-crafted wooden decorations and hessian ribbon. Some time spent outdoors – please dress for the weather.

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Winter Woodland Workshops: Festive Forest Family

Published: 22nd November 2021

 

Workshop Date: Saturday 4th December 10.00 am – 12.30 pm
Cost: £20 for 1 adult and 1 child (includes all materials, hot drink and snacks)

Bookings: enquiries@newbattleabbey.com or 0131 663 1921


Max participants: 15

Join us for a morning of festive woodland fun making a selection of decorations from natural materials to adorn your home and garden. Workshop will include making a woodland reindeer, wooden decorations, yule log and willow stars! Some time outdoors so please dress for the weather.

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Summer Woodland Workshops: Wilderness Skills

Published: 20th July 2021

 

Date: Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 August 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Led by: Sam Gardiner, Outdoor Learning and Rural Crafts Leader
Cost: £140 for the 2 days, includes a forest knife to take home.
Max participants: 10

 

A weekend of bushcraft, survival and outdoor learning. Over this 2 day course you’ll receive a comprehensive introduction to the key skills needed to live comfortably in a woodland wilderness setting. The weekend is designed to transfer as much knowledge as possible through hands on tasks, practical work and demonstrations. Throughout the weekend, techniques and skills are built upon so that by the end, you will have real confidence in your own abilities and judgement.
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Summer Woodland Workshops: Foraged Fibres Weaving

Published: 4th July 2021

 

Date: Saturday 21 August 10.00am – 4.00 pm
Led by: Stephanie Walker, Forest School and Outdoor Learning Practitioner
Cost: £55
Max participants: 10

 

Learn how to combine locally foraged vines, roots, leaves and bark using a variety of basketry techniques to create unique miniature functional and structural pieces. The session will start with a walk in the woods to gather natural materials and explore the traditional uses of plants in weaving.  On return to the outdoor classroom, you will be guided through the stages of creating a small container or vessel using your foraged materials at a gentle pace.  Tools will be provided.  Suitable for beginners.


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Summer Woodland Workshop: Pewter Jewellery Making Outdoors

Published: 3rd July 2021

 

Date: Saturday 24 July 10.00am – 4.00 pm
Led by: Stephanie Walker, Forest School and Outdoor Learning Practitioner
Cost: £60
Max participants: 10

 

Working in a beautiful space in the woods this workshop involves making and using moulds, melting and pouring pewter, finishing and polishing your design and turning it into jewellery. You will learn techniques for fire lighting, tool use and how to construct natural cordage from tree bark. You will leave with at least two pieces of your own pewter work and a new skill too.  All tools and materials are included in the cost.  Suitable for beginners.
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