Continuing on from the success of a string of workshops in partnership with BBC Outreach, KidsOut projects - World Stories and Fun Days extended to London and Manchester. The key outcome of delivering workshops to young people living in refuge accommodation and in outreach is to boost confidence and self-esteem.
We invited children and young people from Refuges in the London and Manchester areas to get involved and contribute to World Stories and spend a day with the BBC staff in various fun activities.
This took place at the historic BBC Television Centre, London, on Monday 18th February, where 15 children, from ages 11 – 16 took part in a creative workshop. A similar day was repeated on Wednesday 20th February at Media City, Salford Keys.
The children recorded stories, had a tour around the TV studios and worked with the BBC staff.
The feedback from the Refuge Workers was;
‘The recording sessions were brill. The young people we brought truly enjoyed themselves. It was great to see their confidence grow as the day progressed.’
‘One young person in particular, who has very low self-esteem and was a reluctant participant at the start of the day, was especially pleased with herself when she managed to record her part of the story.’
‘It’s great to be able to take the children out of refuge for some much needed fun and time away from their troubles.’
Lots of fun to be had by children, thanks to volunteers.
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