Freddie finds a way to make his apprentices’ summer

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MAKE Summer School is the creation of Borderer Freddie Main, an experienced head of design and technology at Merchiston, Edinburgh.

It is a non-residential Summer Camp that not only develops the natural creativity of the ‘apprentices’, as well as their practical skills and confidence, but is also a whole load of fun!

After sell-out years for the Edinburgh Summer Schools in 2012 and 2013, MAKE is being extended to the Borders.

St Mary’s Prep school in Melrose will be hosting MAKE from July 21-25, and Freddie is very excited about bringing the prospect of giving something creative back to the region where he grew up.

The apprentices will learn woodworking skills by making fun projects throughout the week. They will take away all of their creations to show off with pride and will also receive a free t-shirt on their first day. MAKE Summer School has had some very special guests, including Scotland rugby star Greig Laidlaw (who is also a joiner), who ran fun challenges which the youngsters loved, and rock band Bwani Junction, who treated the apprentices to an acoustic concert.

Parents are advised to book early to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited. More information can be found at