• Scottish Youth Hostels Association

Scottish Youth Hostels Association

Latest project opportunities with Scottish Youth Hostels Association

We are pleased to be working with the Scottish Youth Hostels Association (SYHA) on a range of exciting project opportunities for college students through 2016 and 2017.

SYHA would like to work with college students on a series of projects that cut across a variety of curriculum areas at selected youth hostels around Scotland. The first projects will take place in: Aviemore; Crianlarich; Inverness and Lochranza.

The project opportunities are varied and include:

  • Re-design of youth hostel internal communal spaces in terms of colour, displays, interpretation boards and furnishings. This could include textiles, photographs and information boards.
  • Designing external grounds to maximise visitor numbers and attract wildlife. This could include pathways, sculpture, plant varieties, location of webcams, picnic tables, etc.
  • Building maintenance and upgrading external design, eg paintwork of the youth hostel.

All the projects lend themselves to cross-curricular approaches and offer opportunities across a range of curriculum areas, including:

  • Art and design
  • Construction
  • Horticulture
  • Tourism
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Textile design.

Students engaging in these projects will benefit from rich student engagement and volunteering experiences. The projects will support vocational learning as well as developing and utilising a range of essential skills and will develop the attributes and capabilities of the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence. The projects will also provide valuable experience for CV development and employability.

Additional projects for 2016 are currently being developed for Aberdeen, Durness and Rowardennan and these opportunities will be advertised soon. Further project opportunities are planned for 2017.

For more information please contact Ann Kirkwood: ann.kirkwood@cdn.ac.uk