Deputy First Minister visits CorbenicType: News
Topic: Camphill | Ecology and sustainability | Spirituality
Published on: 30th October 2018
John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills paid a visit to Corbenic on Friday in his capacity as local MSP for Corbenic to unveil the new Estate and Craft bench made in Corbenic’s workshops. The new bench on the Corbenic poetry path is a reflection of the global nature of Camphill, as members of the community from all around the world had contributed to create something truly unique and very special drawing on material sourced from the local environment.
John Swinney unveiled the bench with some help from a resident, and in his speech he said:
Corbenic Camphill Community … has enriched the lives of countless individuals for four decades. It is an organisation centred around faith, dignity and respect, which aims to nurture the individuality and talent of all those living within the community. I am delighted to be able to offer my support to such a worthwhile organisation.
Jon Plunkett, a co-worker at Corbenic who helped with the project said:
The spectacular new bench on our Poetry Path has been a collaborative project between our Estate and Craft Workshop Teams and has been designed and made with input from many of the residents who live in our community as well as volunteers and students from all over Europe and beyond who come to give their time to Corbenic and support the work we do.
We see the new bench as a testament to the value we place on creativity, individuality and diversity here at Corbenic.