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Spaces Available in Bunclody VTOS

Spaces available in Bunclody VTOS.

We are offering a Major Level 3 Award in Employability. It will cover Communications, Work Experience, Retail Industry Knowledge, Spreadsheets, Desktop Publishing, Application of Numbers and English As a Second Language. In addition there is one full day of Work Experience every week.

Childcare Support is available and this course is Free Of Charge.

Bunclody VTOS also offers learners the opportunity to showcase their creative side through art and craft projects throughout the year.

This course will be particularly suited to a person who wishes to return to education and needs additional support. It provides a great stepping stone to progress to other further education options after the year. The one day a week work experience has proven to be very successful in helping learners securing full and part time work on completion of the course.

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Apple Pressing

Askamore has been buzzing over the last few evenings with the arrival of the new Apple press.

On Monday night we had a demonstration from local man and expert Apple presser/cider maker, Jim Lancaster. Jim showed a large group the best way to shred & press the apples and even brought along a bottle of his homemade cider to taste.

This was a great and hugely informative evening. Thanks so much for your time & expertise Jim.

The Apple press (with a few small amendments!) was brought out again on Wednesday night for people to again see how it worked and to juice more of their own apples.

Anyone who missed out on either of these 2 evenings is more than welcome to join us again next Wednesday, September 19th from 7-8.30pm at the Hall.

Art Exhibition

Arrangements are underway for an Art exhibition in Askamore Activity Centre from the 22nd to the 25th of November 2018.

We are calling on any Artist in the Askamore area who would like to participate to showcase their work.

Please contact Alison at 00447817373749 if you wish to participate in our first Art Exhibition

Apple Press in Askamore

Askamore Tidy Towns group, as part of Askamore Community Council, has received a grant to help prevent and / or reduce waste in our homes and in the community. It was decided to apply for a grant to set up a community apple press, which will allow people to press their crop of apples and save it as either apple juice, cider, apple cider vinegar, or some other interesting uses.

There is to be a talk and demonstration next Monday night, September 10th, at 7.30 pm in Askamore Hall. Apple expert (and local man) Jim Lancaster will show us how to use the equipment that’s been purchased, while getting people to squeeze and juice their apples on the spot. You will need to bring a clean plastic bottle or two, and a small bag of apples. Jim will also guide us in the making of cider.

If you are not able to make next Monday night’s demo, Askamore Tidy Towns will soon be setting up a rota for using the apple press, and it will be available while there is a need for it. Watch the website and newsletter / newspaper for details.

There will be a further talk in October on using the press on a date to be announced.

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible.