Today the day job took me to Birmingham - to the NEC to be precise (the home of Festival of Quilts - but that is another story).
Today I went to the Skills Show. In fact the real reason that I went along was to attend a conference about UKCES . I attended the conference and then had a quick (very quick) gallop around the actual skills show.
The Skills Show is aimed at school leavers and lots of employers and colleges were giving them a chance to try their hand at certain skills. The car and traditional construction industries (Plastering, carpentry etc.) were well represented, as were the hair and beauty industry.
And then I found this, and I felt I just had to share it with you.
Yep, tucked in a corner and with a few bemused youths looking on there was a Yurt and some one from a welsh college demonstrating traditional skills to build a Yurt!
Actually it looked rather cosy!
But I did not find anyone promoting skills in the textile industries (other than a college promoting fashion design!).