Winter HAF scheme Jan 2024
We were pleased to be able to offer a varied programme of creativity to young people in Wolverhampton in January 2024, thanks to HAF (Holiday Activities and Food) funding from Wolverhampton City Council and Department for Education. This holiday provision is for school aged children from reception to year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals and as we were delivering after Christmas we decided to focus on Chinese New Year for some of the sessions.
Gary, our Deaf role model, also taught some basic British Sign Language, including signs for food: healthy options like fruit and vegetable, and not so healthy options, as part of a balanced diet, as some education such as this is part of the HAF scheme.
Children had the opportunity to decorate their own canvas pencil case
Our visiting artist Jen delivered a life affirming session on goal setting and 2024 calendars, started with a presentation by Olivia who spoke about her early years, primary & secondary education, University, traveling and landing her dream job starting this month.
Online Survey results:
100% of attendees told us that they enjoyed taking part in our activity.
100% of attendees said that they learnt something new.
100% of attendees said they would like to attend RAW sessions again in future.
4.84 out of 5 star rating 🤗
Quotes from the Young people:
“It was amazing because I met new people and doing activities was fun so thank you!”
Real Arts Workshops is an independent arts company based in the Black Country, providing bespoke workshops for various organisations and groups.