The Learning Hub

We need to raise £1.95 million to build a new Learning Hub – a flexible space designed with teenagers in mind.

With new multi-functional workshop spaces, the Hub will allow learning, enterprise and work-readiness skills to be delivered to young people up to the age of 18. Maximising on Harmeny’s exceptional wooded and landscaped grounds, the Hub will also be the launchpad for our year-round outdoor education programme.

Find out how you can support the Appeal here

Supporting young people at Harmeny beyond 14

Currently, we can only support young people up to the age of 14. However, with your help we will create the right learning environment and secondary curriculum we need to ensure that young people can continue to live and learn at Harmeny up to 18 years, if needed. This will enable them to receive the same chances to engage with further education, training and work as other young people.

Building confidence and uncovering hidden talents

The New Learning Hub will allow us to work with young people to access skills-based secondary education programmes designed around their needs and interests. They will have more time to recover from early years trauma and build resilience.

We will support more young people to discover their strengths, increase their employability and grow towards their potential.

One of our versatile future learning rooms (Artist’s impression)

Extending our reach

At the same time, the Hub will provide the capacity we need to extend our reach via a new secondary day education service for those living in our wider community.

Working in partnership with local schools, colleges and business, we will help more young people from the wider Edinburgh community to gain the skills and confidence they need to move on to positive destinations such as employment, apprenticeships, college or university.

Help turn this dream into reality

Help us build the new Learning Hub, extend our support and expand our reach by getting involved in our Learning for Life Appeal.