Young people bank on art to express their views

CHILDREN from Action for Children's Northern Area Early Intervention project in Larne enjoyed creating a collage in an arts workshop with support from Santander staff.

The workshop was part of Arts Bank, an Action for Children arts initiative that is being sponsored by Santander this year. As well as giving vulnerable children and young people the opportunity to take part in arts activities, the project provides a platform for them to creatively express their views about a particular theme chosen by children and young people. This year’s chosen theme is 'Growing up in the UK in 2010 is...'

The children - aged from eight to 12 - explored the theme of what growing up in 2010 means to them and then displayed this using visual art in the form of both a group and individual collages.

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Project worker, Lisa Quinn, said the group really liked exploring the theme and concentrated on the task in hand really well.

This is the third year of Arts Bank workshops running in Action for Children projects across the UK, helping vulnerable children and young people to develop their creative skills and self expression, and building on their confidence.

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