Ways of living: unlocking young people’s potential
For three weeks in August 2016, funded by the Foyle Foundation and managed by engage Cymru in partnership with Unitas, six young people at Hillside Secure Unit and eight people at Bridgend Parc Prison YOI were engaged in intensive artist led Summer Arts Colleges. Literacy, numeracy, digital and research skills were innovatively woven into a wide range of stimulating activities inspired by the young people’s interests, which motivated them to turn up for sessions, even when external factors seemed to prevent this. Without exception, all the young people achieved a Bronze Arts Award. The learning from these projects will be shared in an evaluation report to be published in March, with training and resources being developed throughout 2017.