Project information

ExCel in the Arts 2017 (creative arts camp)

A 5 day intensive creative arts camp based at Excel London, aimed at alleviating the impact of child poverty amongst 80 (11-17 years olds) in Newham, by enriching their lives, creative career paths and improving social mobility and interaction. Designed for any child interested in performing arts.

August 2017 - August 2017

Charity information: Apple Pie Enterprises Ltd.

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  • Need

    Need

    Aimed at alleviating the impact of child poverty during the summer holidays and building resilience amongst 11-17 years old in Newham, by enriching their lives, creative career paths and improving social mobility and interaction.
    CYP acquire critical listening, speaking, literacy & creative skills, while exploring social issues in the context of human rights study. Combined, the activities will help reduce the likelihood of CYP becoming involved in anti-social behavior

    Solution

    Alleviating the impact of child poverty during the summer holidays and building resilience amongst CYP, by enriching their lives, creative career paths, providing food and drink (which is nutritious, accessible) and improving social mobility. CYP acquire critical listening, speaking, literacy & creative skills, while exploring social issues in the context of human rights study. Combined, the activities will help reduce the likelihood of CYP becoming involved in anti-social behavior.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Alleviating the impact of child poverty during the summer holidays

    Activities

    » Daily creative free workshops for CYP. Combined, activities will provide free food & drink which is nutritious, accessible & culturally acceptable.

    An evaluation video will be produced by CYP about the impact of the camp alongside a written summary report. detailing attendance stats etc


  • Impact

    Impact

    We envisage from participating in the project CYP will be able to practice many transferable skills such as communication and problem solving skills. This will help them with preparing for their G.C.S.E’s, their options and post-16 options, employability and the continued development of their social and life skills, which will be shown in video dairies produced in the final evaluation video.

    Risk

    Unable to find suitable site to deliver activities from: Excel London site site is secured on dates.
    Lack of buy-in from Young People and the local community: Previously funded awareness of camp is know now and we will advertise in local press the Newham Recorder every week over 3 weeks prior.
    Unexpected illness or absence of a course tutor or the youth practitioner: APE Media have a contingency policy of keeping successful actors and tutors linked in a ‘pool system’ to be called on if require

    Reporting

    We will create a twitter/snapchat account and post video virals daily. Plus an evaluation video will be produced by CYP about the impact of the camp alongside a written summary report detailing attendance stats etc.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £8,700

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,200 Food & Drink Food & drink @ £8 per CYP x 80 CYP x 5 days
      £1,500 Evaluation Project Report Author | Evaluator
      £4,000 Set, props, customs Set, props, customs designs/production

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    LB Newham £12,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    The project is located Newham, the 3rd highest levels of deprivation in London, low levels of employability and many of the "ills" associated with poverty such as anti-social behaviour, crime, poor health, high incidence of risky behaviour in children & young people. The borough has a large minority ethnic populations with unemployment almost double that of white counterparts.

    Beneficiaries

    80 x Disadvantaged CYP will have better access to developmental opportunities to improve confidence skills and abilities for employability and independence
    10 x Disadvantaged YP will gain access to volunteering opportunities to build stronger communities with active citizens working together
    80 x Disadvantaged CYP will have better chances in life for social mobility by engaging in creative, industry and enterprise experiences

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We’ve lived for this work, since 2004. We have worked with thousands of CYP across Newham who face disadvantage including being excluded from school, those with mental health problems and involvement with the Criminal Justice System. Key learning from our experience includes taking an informal approach to the courses and activities to ensure programmes are flexible and remain engaging.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Trevor Blackman

    Project Coordinator