Coalfields helps volunteers get top marks

Pauline Douglas (L) of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust presents Shirley Faichney with her graduation certificate.
Pauline Douglas (L) of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust presents Shirley Faichney with her graduation certificate.

Two volunteers working with kids in Methilhill are celebrating after completing a nine-month sustainability course with the Coalfields Regeneration School.

Shirley Faichney and Nicola Alexander of Methilhill Community Children’s initiative (MCCI) - which aims to build an all-purpose building at their half-acre learning garden - both receieved expert tuition from Tracey Muirhead of the School for Social Entrepreneurs Scotland.

Shirley said: “I thought the course was absolutely fantastic.

“Apart from the formal sessions, we learned a huge amount from our fellow students, many of whom had overcome the sort of problems we are running into daily with our new development”.

Tracey Muirhead added: “This course was all about sustainability, which is a big issue for social enterprises in the present financial climate.

“We attracted an excellent group of delegates who were a joy to work with and who are doing great things in their Coalfield Communities against all the odds.”

We attracted an excellent group of delegates who were a joy to work with

Tracey Murihead