Crafts Council support national campaign
Arts Council England will begin distributing art and craft activity packs to children and young people across the country. The Let’s Create packs are aimed at primary and secondary school-aged children most in need of support, such as those who are eligible for free school meals.
Each of the packs will contain art supplies, such as pens, pencils, paper, crayons and a scrapbook, as well as an activity book designed by Andria Zafirakou, art teacher and winner of the 2018 Global Teacher Prize.
The Crafts Council is supporting this campaign which will initially see 25,000 packs distributed across the country through Arts Council England’s organisations and their local partners, such as local charities, local authorities, food banks and community groups. If you would like to contribute please donate here.
The packs aim to keep children and young people engaged and creative during the Covid-19 lockdown and ensure that children experiencing disadvantage do not miss out on the health, wellbeing, and educational benefits of creativity while away from school.
Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council says “The Crafts Council promotes life-long learning in craft throughout the UK and we are delighted to be part of this national campaign. We have secured cash and product donations to ensure that craft supplies are included in the Let’s Create packs. The supporters helping us make this happen are Hobbycraft, Cox London, Yodomo, TOAST and Immediate Media”