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“My Safe Space” is a pilot eight-week art project aimed at SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) young people aged between 11 and 14 in Frederick Bremer School in Waltham Forest.
We awarded “My Safe Space” a grant as it meets our Small Grant Scheme’s “Covid-19 response” priority.
The project focuses on disabled people including SEND and young people, which are some of the marginalised groups of beneficiaries we want to reach.
“My Safe Space” is a pilot project aimed at SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) young people aged between 11 and 14 in Frederick Bremer School who have been identified, by the Head Teacher, Jenny Smith, as having increased SEMH (Social Emotional and Mental Health) issues since lockdown. It is an art based eight-week program exploring who they are during & after three lockdowns and time away from school after two school closures.
We have identified a need for young people to have a safe space to explore their feelings, after months off school, through art and explore who they are now, where they want to go in the future and how COVID-19 has affected them.
We identify this as a pilot project but we recognise it has longevity given how COVID-19 will have affected young people.
Through a series of eight workshops, working with groups of six in year group bubbles, we will:
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