Soft Touch Arts has been working with Barwell Youth Club for some time, with music and arts sessions having taken place over last winter and continuing into this year.
Working alongside Ali, Sally and Nicky we have now built up a great relationship with the young people who regularly attend their youth club sessions.
They have also visited us here at Soft Touch where we spent a hectic evening creating graffiti, music and art.
Barwell Youth Club are very involved in local community events and asked us to help with the creation of a go-kart, which would be driven at the Hinckley carnival and also entered into the local annual go-kart race. Working with Kieran, and with the help of one of their dads, a group of young people designed their dream go-kart and started to put the plans into action.
The go-kart is now finished, and the young people won a trophy for the design at the Hinckley Carnival!
As well as the great work from all the young people, we would like to thank all the workers at Barwell for their support, and massive thanks also for the specialist welding carried out by one of the young people’s dads. We look forward to continued work with this great and dedicated youth group!
“A massive thank you for all your hard work and patience over the last six weeks. We have loved having you all at our youth cafe and you have inspired our young kids . It’s been lovely to see their faces and how excited they have been. Please stay in touch!”
Ali Poxon: Youth worker at Barwell Community House