Tinker School Christmas 2017 - 4th Dec 2017

Tinker School Christmas Programme 2017

Tinker School and Fun Science with Amadeo.

The Christmas school holidays arrive in two weeks. We at the Tinker School have been busy with the activities and projects that we will be running. As part of the Christmas festivities, we have Amadeo joining us from Fun Science to do morning curiosity starters and presentations to spark the imagination. Then for the rest of the day they can participate in activities and project work of their own design.

To make a booking now for this event you can register here.

Tinker School Flea Market

Our Tinker School Flea Market went really well with great stall holders, good patronage and awesome weather. There was music from local legends, Catgut and Steel, and the likes of Spinster, na d Kerian Veraine on Hurdy-Gurdy. The effort is to fund the Barista and Coffee Training course we are developing. Registration for it will be open to youth aged between 14-24 years of age.

We will also be running a Tinker Village Market day as well, with stall holder wares, food, entertainment, as well as coffee, from our trainees. 

Grid Coffee

As we grow our tinker community, we are working with other people in the local area, including Nikki, Gavin and Brian from Grid Cafe. Together we aim to provide education and training to youth (14-24 years of age) around coffee culture. We want a high quality, artisan approach to coffee training in a real world context of community engagement and enterprise. 

We aim to work alongside youth to give them knowledge, skills and practice in the art of coffee. A holistic approach which includes the sourcing, roasting, preparation and presentation of the coffee, as well as the cleaning and maintenance around the tools and equipment of the trade.

By pairing up the training of coffee with the concept of a repair cafe encourages an atmosphere of learning and growing, engaging in a culture of know how and can do. This is the philosophy that shapes the Tinker School philosophy.

This is a Tinker School community initiative funded by the patrons who use our after school and holiday care and enrichment services. Additional sources of funding are through initiatives like the Flea Market and the Tinker Village Market. 

So if you have time, if you know people who would like to come and see what we do and how we do it, come along to the Barista Training Open Day on Saturday 16th December from 11.00 - 4.00pm. Check out more of what we do at our Tinker School facebook page.

Have a most festive season, Merry Christmas to all.


Andrew and the Tinker School Team

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