Youth Services Summer Offer
What we did in the Summer of 2021
Our Youth Club 2021 summer offer was split into three weeks of pre-planned activities. Each activity was one week long, all to benefit young people. They were engaged in activities while learning skills and knowledge, which gave them the opportunity to show their talents. We had a partnership with HAF and Summerversity.
This project gave our young people aged 13+ the chance to learn new skills, develop interests, talents, make new contacts, and they had lots of fun.
The activities we offered were:
Graffiti: Spray Painting Workshop: This project was definitely a hit in the Summer of 2021. Young people started from scratch on their designing, learning from the basics of spray painting and the history of when graffiti became popular. To ensure young people were building their knowledge, they had a quiz at the beginning of each session. Young people were able to practice as much as they wished to develop their skills. This was great for beginners and those who had some experience as they were able to showcase their talents. On the last day, young people presented their final piece and had the opportunity to share the story behind what they had created. The workshop was delivered by two local graffiti professional artists who had more than 10 years of experience. They were well organised and put a lot of effort to ensure our young people gained maximum experience.
Upcycling: Fashion & Textile Workshop: Young People brought in old and new clothing items and used other resources, such as scrap fabrics, buttons, sequences, sewing machines and many more. They gave a new meaning to their clothing. We had young people upgrading their shoes and outerwear with fabric pens. This workshop focused on building new skills around the basics of sewing while learning from professionals. We had two members of our staff who have superior knowledge of sewing and making their own clothes. This was a fantastic opportunity to use our own staff skills and experiences to give back to our young people. As part of this project, Highbury Roundhouse had a membership with the Scrap Project, which enabled us to collect most of the resources to be up-cycled from there.
We have provided holiday food and activities offered in partnership with the Islington Council. We delivered the following activity:
Come Bake With Me: It was a one week program, which gave young people the opportunity to learn basic skills and knowledge around baking, straight from a professional Pastry Chef. Four days were practical, and young people made four different desserts. One day was theoretical. At the end of the week, young people had the opportunity to gain a food and hygiene certification level 2. Six young people qualified at the end of this workshop.
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