16 May 2018.
Nuneaton Library officially opened its first Let’s Make Space this week and our Warwickshire Empowerment Service team was there to join in the fun.
3D printing, virtual reality, robots, a theatrical performance and celebratory cake combined to make an enjoyable launch for everyone involved.
Let’s Make Spaces will sit within Nuneaton and Rugby libraries – the latter also opening very soon – offering people of all ages the opportunity to discover new technologies together and learn how to use their digital skills in exciting, innovative ways.
People with learning disabilities from our Warwickshire service helped the County Council design Nuneaton’s creative space so that more people from different walks of life can make full use of the free facility.
It is hoped the project will get more young people interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) and start to build skills that could help their future job prospects in these areas.
This partnership between Grapevine and Warwickshire successfully connected people with learning disabilities to a local service they might not otherwise have used and has also provided them with the chance to contribute to its design, guaranteeing equal access (and enjoyment!) for everyone.
Find out more about the Let’s Make Spaces here.
Images from Warwickshire County Council.