Staff and volunteers of Apex Highland have received the High Life Highland award for Exceptional Staff contribution for work completed at the Abriachan Forest. This was for Apex’s ongoing development of the Literacy Trail in partnership with Highland Adult Literacies and Abriachan Forest Trust.
Apex Inverness News
Over a period of 3 years, with the support of our service users and volunteers Apex Highland has successfully completed its learning trail in Abriachan Forest which was formally launched on 3rd May 2013.
Apex Scotland’s ASCEND project, based in Inverness, is a 3 year pilot funded by ESF. This project enables Apex staff to work with prisoners prior to their liberation and thereafter into the community to improve their employment prospects.
A team of staff and service users from Apex Highland were happy to join forces with horticultural staff from High Life Highland and Inverness Floral Hall to help with landscaping and to install a life-sized sculpted memorial tree for bereaved parents. The Tree of Tranquility is designed to display bronze leaves that commemorate the short lives of babies that have died and help bring some solace to the parents.
The photograph above shows Apex Highland Service Development Manager Alistair McDonald (on the left) receiving the Healthy Working Lives Award from Steve Bell, Strategic Director from the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives, with Apex Personal Development Mentor Katrina Beattie looking on.