Made in Sharrow

Made in Sharrow is a new micro manufacturing project for young people who want to develop their skills and enhance their employability. The project supports young people aged 14 to 25 to design and make a wide range of bespoke items including furniture, signs, and much more, using CNC Router design and production techniques.

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Made in Sharrow is based in our fully equipped workshop facility at the Old Junior School. The workshops are delivered by professional and experienced designer/makers, and supported by our qualified and dedicated youth work team. The IT suite adjacent to the workshop is equipped with computers with design software as well as standard packages so participants can develop their IT and design skills on site at the same time. We have outdoor and indoor break out space and our on site café provides good food at affordable prices. Participants can choose to take up other opportunities on site and in the local area such as at Sheffield City Boxing Gym, the Adventures Youth project, and Work Club.

Made in Sharrow

Young people attending the daytime sessions have been working with carpenter Chris Jarett to make balance boards, and next week will begin work on building obstacles for skateboarding and BMX riding. Our evening sessions focus on designing and building brand new sign of Highfield Adventure Playground which will be visible over the fence and look really smart, featuring drawings and ideas of playground users. When not working on the sign, participants have been making treasure boxes to take home to keep. The beauty of CNC production is that whatever your ability, you can make a quality product you can feel proud of. This series of workshops runs for another 8 weeks. If you are interested in the project, in seeing the workshop or have an idea for a CNC project please get in touch – email maria@sharrowcf.org.uk or call us on 01142508384.