It was an absolute pleasure to meet Aaron Pearce from Cardigan today. He's a young man with clear vision! He's studying A levels at Cardigan School and heading for Cardiff Met University to gain a degree in Product Design to launch a design business! I mean wow!! He's already received much merit for designing and making a prosthesic add on for a young girl in the area and is now designing a product to generate enough energy to charge devices whilst walking.
CardiShed are delighted that Aaron is joining our steering group, to help develop a programme for young men and women. He had a clear and heartening understanding for how a male only activity can minimise machismo, enabling young men to share more deeply how they really are.
He's going to be a real asset as we engage young and older CardiShed members in developing the 3D design and printing facility, producing models such as that of Cardigan Castle and railway station from historic research.
He also feels it will be good for him and other young people to have access to old traditional skills such as woodturning and carpentry which will be at the heart of CardiShed. As a time served member (12 years) of the very active local Sea Scouts he's very excited at the bold plan to raise and restore the 1905 RNLI lifeboat Elizabeth Austin. This amazing craft, rowed by 12 people saved many lives up until the early 1930s! He can picture it filled with Sea Cadets going down the Teifi!!
Aaron, we are looking forward to working with you and other young people from the Cardigan area!!