Category Archives: Workshops


2016 Banjo Project – Forfar Academy

Commencing after the Easter Holidays, on 12th April, a small number of pupils will have the opportunity to build their own banjo, from scratch. Workshop time will be programmed on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays, immediately after the school day.  The cost will be £45 per person in total.  This covers materials and banjo hardware used.  The […]

Scott Nicoll, Daniel Gough and Robbie Ferguson with their completed banjos.

Easter 2015 Workshop at Forfar Academy

The first Banjoworks workshop ran during the school Easter holidays, over nine days. Three S1 pupils (twelve years of age) and one former pupil attended. Two of the pupils, Daniel Gough and Robbie Ferguson, built their banjos, start to finish in the nine days. One pupil, Scott Nicoll could only attend during the five days […]

Activities Week at Royal High School

Royal High School ‘Activities Week’, May 2012

This project is the blueprint for what I hope will be achieved with BanjoWorks. In May 2012, the normal teaching timetable at The Royal High School, where I then taught, was suspended and pupils were given the opportunity to try other activities. I offered eleven S2 and S3 pupils the chance to build a banjo […]