A new partnership will deliver bags packed with creative activities and inspiring materials to 1000 children and young people in Hull this summer.
IVE, the regional organisation for Yorkshire and Humber supporting arts and cultural education for young people, is working with the Local Cultural Education Partnership, Generation Hull, and children’s services in Hull to deliver Bags of Creativity.
The contents of the bags make sure all children and young people can be creative at home by providing everything they need in one place.
Generation Hull has recruited a team of 20 local creative practitioners and organisations to design activities for Bags of Creativity. Child development specialists, Dr Karen Dunn and Di Chilvers have given training and mentoring to the team to ensure that activities are both tailored to the contents of the bags and engaging for children in each age range.
Generation Hull is working directly with social services to distribute the bags to vulnerable children via trusted adults including social workers and foster carers.
Bags of Creativity, containing 20 specially designed activity postcards, have been created for three separate age groups. Bag content has been designed by Scrapstore, and each bag will include a book from Hull Libraries.
For 2-6 year-olds the bag will include crayons and mirrors, 7-11 year-olds will receive a bright green bag full of colouring pencils, pipe cleaners and further tactile materials for creative expression . 12-16 year-olds will receive a navy blue bag with contents including watercolour paints and modelling clay, giving them additional ways to explore their creativity. LazenbyBrown of York designed the Bags of Creativity free of charge.
Roisha Wardlaw, a representative of Generation Hull, said: “We’re thrilled with the response to Bags of Creativity from creative practitioners and organisations in our area. We’re very happy to be working in partnership with social services this summer to ensure that these resources reach the children who need them most.”
More information about Generation Hull and Bags of Creativity can be found at www.generationhull.com.
To support more children and young people to keep creative Generation Hull have set up a gofundme page in conjunction with Scrapstore Hull.
[Roisha Wardlaw – Generation Hull]