For many, creative ideas are often met with a Yes but...
Yes and… seeks to provide a positive space for those ideas to be developed. Yes and… is a programme for secondary school students aged 11-16.
Yes and… began in response to cuts in provision and the way that art is gradually disappearing from secondary curriculums, and the closure of safe spaces to meet outside of school. It is also inspired by the way that young people globally are finding a collective voice to imagine new possibilities.
In collaboration with More Music, local secondary schools and colleges and Super Slow Way, we have developed a series of creative opportunities and experiences as a first step to developing a creative career, making a difference in their communities and making new friends. The aim is to create a comfortable and safe space to get together explore responses to local and global issues.
Image Credit - Richard Tymon
Group sessions are currently taking place weekly online, focusing on conversation, wellbeing and creative activities using simple materials found within the home, supplemented by creative packs that were posted out at the start of school closures.
What is continuing, during lockdown, is regular support and enthusiasm for creative ideas, nurturing friendship and understanding, ethical awareness, and developing a broader understanding of the world and finding a voice in it.
Yes and... is a collaboration between In-Situ and Super Slow Way