Councillor Sandra Ingham, Town Mayor, has announced her charity of the year for 2018/19 to be South Hill Park’s youth and creative learning programmes, including the 11/17 Youth Club, MOLE (Missed out Learning Experience), and Wilde About Arts.
The Town Mayor was recently invited to the 11/17 youth club at South Hill Park, where she met the young people who attend these sessions and witnessed the club’s participation in a programme, run by Callum McDonald, about the theatrical art form Commedia Dell’Arte.
11/17 Weekly youth club for creative young people interested in art, music, dance, drama, film and theatre. Young People pay just £1 for the opportunity to experience these different genres.
MOLE – Missed Out Learning Experience, a team of young producers aged 14-20 who are planning and executing an annual arts festival for primary schools involving some 500 children.
Wilde About Arts theatre group for young people in care, young carers and those young people considered to be vulnerable or at risk. This experiential theatre group focuses on teamwork, togetherness, creating and expression.
Cllr Ingham said: “During my year as Bracknell Town Mayor I have chosen to raise funds for South Hill Park’s learning and participation programmes for youth because I believe that youth engagement produces positive outcomes both for the young people involved and for the local community. These programmes are not profit-making and rely upon charitable donations to continue to flourish.”
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