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My Safe Space

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About the project

“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:

  • Create our own imagined avatars to enable us consider our strengths & talents.
  • Bring the avatar to life using materials such as Modrock.
  • Create an imagined 3D world for the avatar exploring where we would like to be in the future.
  • Build on that world, creatively, allowing young people to express their feelings in a way that doesn’t require words and gives them the freedom to say much more.

Take part

To take part in the project or for more information, please contact paula@artbash.co.uk / 07891622576 or linda@artbash.co.uk. 

Part of

Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund

Transforming lives and careers of people in East London

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Supported by

Westfield Stratford City

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