Last week saw one of the summer holiday creative workshops run by Unique Voice take place at St Pius Catholic Primary School in Bristol. The workshop is all part of their #HELP100 Campaign, which is set out to enrich the lives of 100 children – the most deprived children from across the city.
The workshop ran for 4 days and was attended by 25 children aged from 5 to 11 years. On the final day the children presented their work to parents, carers, friends and relatives. This was a series of short animated films which they had created during the week. This involved creating scenery, models (from plasticine) and working closely together.
By taking part in the stimulating and creative activities, children can develop better communication and social skills and are given an opportunity to express themselves. Having increased confidence and self-worth can help tackle low self-esteem, which often occurs in vulnerable young people.
The children all had a great time, explaining that ‘ having fun and meeting new friends was the highlight of their week’.
Paul Beet, Managing Director of Astra Security went along to find out first-hand what the workshop entailed. He said ‘ It’s fantastic to see the great work being done here today with these youngsters. They all took part, and you could see the pride they had in their work when they presented at the end.
It’s such an important part of our ethos to support communities in this way. It’s vital for children to be given the opportunity to take part in a variety of creative and stimulating activities in a safe environment during school holidays.’
Dan Ford, Community Development Manager for Unique Voice said ‘ We couldn’t run workshops and activities such as this without the support of Astra Security. With their help we are working and providing for the most disadvantaged children from across our city. We are incredibly grateful for their generous donation to our #HELP100 Campaign.’
The summer holiday programme provides up to 6 weeks of programmes in areas including Hartcliffe, Lawrence Weston, Easton and Withywood. Unique Voice work with children who have had Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE).
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