The Trades House of Glasgow launches its first Education
Festival this year, creating a unified platform for the many
educational projects it supports and runs.
Education has been an important element of Trades House since it
was established in 1605, giving support to the trades people of
Glasgow and their families, offering assistance in times of strife
and poverty. It housed the Trades Free School for boys and girls
from 1806 to 1876, until the responsibility for education was given
to the state.
Today, one of the key objectives of Trades House and its 14
Incorporated Crafts is to help organise and/or support education
events that help motivate, inspire and reward those in
The Education Festival is a unique event within Glasgow,
bringing together a wide range of educational establishments
including the city's schools, colleges, universities and
It is being launched on Monday 4 June. The sheer depth and
breadth of these initiatives within the Festival is
- Glasgow School Craft Awards, where
certificates are given out to pupils from schools throughout
Glasgow for outstanding practice in metalwork, woodwork, design and
manufacture, graphic communication, engineering science.
- Glasgow Modern Apprentice Awards, which
celebrates the hard work and inspirational stories behind some of
Glasgow's apprentices, on Tuesday 5 June 2018.
- Craftex 2018, which gives awards and also
exhibits the work of Glasgow college students. This is open
to the public from Thursday 8 June to Saturday 10th June 2018.
- The Trades House of Glasgow Citizenship
Competition, which takes the successful applicants from
the 'Growing Good Citizens in Glasgow' initiative amongst primary
schools, awarding certificates to the most impressive following
further judging. The awards ceremony takes place on Thursday
- The Trades House sponsors 'Determined to Make
Movies', a competition designed to inspire and showcase
the work of young film makers, is on Friday 8th June at
the Cineworld cinema, Silverburn.
- 'The Trades House of Glasgow Lecture' takes
place on the 14th June at the University of Glasgow by Professor
Ian McInnes: "Medical Lessons for the 21st Century".
- The Trades House Robert Burns Festival took
place in January, and this year over 100 talented school children
from all over the city showcased their musical and reciting