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Moving On

Thanks to funding from Awards for All and PAYP (Positive Activities for Young People), artists Vicky Holbrough and Nicola Parkin were able to work with a group of young people involved with the Leaving Care Team at Darlington. The young people successfully achieved their Bronze Arts Award, which is a level 1 qualification, and enjoyed using a variety of visual arts techniques and materials throughout the project, with visiting artists Francesca Hudson and Adrian Moule both leading a couple of sessions. Visits to BALTIC & Lazarides, with a stop-off at Angel of the North on the way home, as well as Darlington Arts Centre enabled the group to see artists work in professional venues.

The projectsā€™ aims were to help give this group (who were at a complex transitional stage in their lives) a range of skills to help them to move on positively, adding value to the dedicated work of the Leaving Care Team:

  • Confidence and Self-esteem
  • Communication skills, teamwork and leadership
  • Enjoyment and cultural engagement/ entitlement
  • A qualification (Bronze Arts Award ā€“ NQF Level 1)


Vicky Holbrough, Nicola Parkin, Francesca Hudson, Adrian Moule


Borough Council Funders