at Highbridge's Dreamscheme transform rubbish into art
in Highbridge took part in a unique project on Friday (23rd August)
to turn rubbish into artwork as part of an initiative to gain
more respect in the community.
children, aged between 8 and 12, spent the morning litter picking
in a recreation area and car park in the town.
then spent the afternoon working with local artist Fiona Campbell
to turn the rubbish into artworks as part of a community project
running during August.
the workshop, the youngsters turned the rubbish they had collected
into masks as well as a robot and sea creature sculpture.
co-ordinator Trish Hart told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The day
went really well. The children were really engaged with the art
project and I think it was a good experience for them in learning
about working well together."
neighbourhood PCSO Susan Venn-Adams, who also attended, said:
"The project was a good opportunity to build on our existing
links with young people in the area and was a chance for the youngsters
to gain new experiences as well as showing some of the positive
work they do."
can tend to have negative perceptions of young people and feel
they often cause a nuisance, but schemes like this encourage people
to re-think how they see young people."
added: "Most young people make a positive contribution to
their communities but of course we will take action against anyone
causing harassment, alarm or distress, whatever their age."
and Somerset Police and Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens
has given her backing to Highbridge Dreamscheme and several other
youth initiatives across the region to help children and young
people make a positive contribution to their communities over
the summer holidays.