Tag: arts

November 3, 2016

3 November, 2016 Themes from Nyland  #9 The team from the Guardian’s office have analysed the 850 pages and 260 recommendations from The life they deserve: Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report[1].  We have extracted some themes and priorities to allow us to critique the government’s response, judge the improvements over time and to shape…

September 22, 2015

The power of music to draw young people out of themselves and to draw them together was never more evident than at the Clayton Wesley Church Hall on the afternoon of 30 May.  The musical performances by twelve young people and Richard Chew’s band Working Dog Union were the culmination of eight hours of intensive…

August 19, 2013

As you walk into the Regency Park Community Unit you can’t help but notice the ‘Chish’.  This large painting showing a combination chicken and fish is the work of young aerosol artist and resident LJ. ‘I’ve been drawing since I was about seven,’ explains LJ, ‘but I really got interested when I saw my brother…

May 20, 2010

The Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care affirms children and young people’s right to develop their talents and interests, like sport or art. When there are lots of other important things to sort out or when everyone is busy, remembering to help a young person to either start or maintain their…

May 13, 2010

Art is an enjoyable, entertaining and enriching part of the lives of young people everywhere. For the young men and women who participate in the X-Streams art therapy program, it is a powerful tool to help them regain lost ground and deal with troubling mental health issues. As trained art therapist Ellen Sallows explains, ‘It…

November 5, 2009

This photo is just one of the dozens of remarkable images created by the residents of Magill Youth Training Centre in September. Photographer and tutor Jeremy Watson said the images, produced after only a few hours of tuition and practice, were as good as those produced by some of his other students over many days…