Schools & Young People
Walsall Arts for All
Walsall Arts for All is a programme, which seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of children & young people in Walsall, using the arts as a way to help build understanding between different cultures and communities in this richly diverse area.
Originally delivered by the National Youth Agency, “Your Voice Now” recognises young people’s potential as change makers and encourage them to develop social action projects. Kicsters have taken over this project and the opportunity continues to be open for any young people who would like to become Youth Ambassadors.
School Linking Programme
Working with The Linking Network, the Schools Linking Programme in Walsall was launched in the autumn term of 2018. In 2019, numbers increased to 24 classes with 13 new schools joining the programme, engaging with over 650 pupils. The programme provides opportunities for young people to learn about faith, belief, culture and British Values, with Walsall for All staff providing additional guidance and support, as well as working with delivery partners such as Walsall FC and The New Art Gallery Walsall.
UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools
This project will enable local schools to employ rights-based approaches with young people. This has a demonstrable impact on integration in some schools as young people are included and feel respected. We are threading this offer to schools with other complimentary projects including School Linking and the Arts Project.
Walsall FC Community Programme
Walsall FC Community Programme are running cohesion workshops, using football as a medium, to help groups understand differences and cohesively come together with a common purpose.
Walsall Creative Factory
Walsall Creative Factory ran a number of activities at their community arts workshop in The Butts, including an Asian Elders drop in on Wednesdays, Geeks Art Club on Mondays (an integrated group supporting teenagers and young adults with learning disabilities) and Homeless and Vulnerable drop-ins on Fridays.
The Prince’s Trust ran sessions for young people aged 16 to 30. They engaged with young people in Walsall, particularly those in disadvantaged/hard to reach areas.