Council celebrates youth art work

Ref: PR 4533
Date: 10/04/2014

Wakefield Council will welcome families to celebrate the art work created by young offenders during the Easter Arts College programme.

The event, held at Manygates Education Centre, at Manygates Lane on April 28, starts at 4pm and will give young offenders the chance to show off work completed on a week-long intensive programme run by the Council in conjunction with Serendipity Arts.

Cllr Olivia Rowley, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "This celebration is an opportunity for families to see the hard work these young people have put into the Easter Arts College programme and to meet the people who have helped the young offenders during the week.

"This programme works with young people, helping them focus their energy as well as developing their creative skills and artistic talent. As part of the Easter Art College they will also receive the Bronze Arts Award, which is a nationally recognised qualification they can add to their CVs and show to possible employers."

Serendipity Arts is run by Sue Ellis, who has been involved in community arts projects with other local authorities for many years, delivers hands on learning in an exciting an engaging way. The ten young offenders who take part in the Easter Arts College will gain skills they can take away and use to possibly gain employment.