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Midas Touch presents a golden opportunity for local business

'Where there’s muck there’s brass' they say, but for St Helens’ businesses there’s a chance to turn rubbish into a golden opportunity for young people.

18th February 2010

 

A pilot creative recycling project in St Helens called Midas Touch is appealing to local businesses to donate surplus materials as a resource for an innovative early years’ learning centre. This is an exciting opportunity for local business to be associated with an important scheme which could have a lasting legacy for the St Helens region. 
Throughout March, this pioneering approach is being piloted at premises in Barrow Street, St Helens throughout March. It is part of Find Your Talent, a £25 million government initiative that aimed to get young people into cultural activity. 
Using recycled, ordinary objects to kick off creative play, Midas Touch pilot will engage with very young children, their families and carers. Artists and early years practitioners will facilitate the sessions together, led by the natural curiosity of the children. 
Businesses are being invited to supply clean and dry waste materials such as cabling, packaging, electronic circuit boards, spare parts, plastics, containers, CDs, bicycle gears, corks and cases... the list is almost endless!
The programme will introduce the concept of recycling into a child’s immediate world at a very early age, in a bid to create enduring impact. It also gives businesses an opportunity to dispose of waste materials in an environmentally-friendly way. 
Ultimately Midas Touch will aim to creating a pool of early years expertise in St Helens and develop a sustainable programme of creative play that will have long-term impact and benefits for local families and businesses. 
Businesses who wish to contribute to the project and improve their corporate social responsibility profile should contact the project leader, Dr Nick Owen by phoning 0151 639 9231 or emailing nowen.aspire@btconnect.com or contact the Nicola Clarke, Find Your Talent at nicola.clarke@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk. 
Midas Touch would also welcome interest from businesses who would like to discuss the longer-term vision and sustainability of the project.

A pilot creative recycling project in St Helens called Midas Touch is appealing to local businesses to donate surplus materials as a resource for an innovative early years’ learning centre. This is an exciting opportunity for local business to be associated with an important scheme which could have a lasting legacy for the St Helens region.

Throughout March, this pioneering approach is being piloted at premises in Barrow Street, St Helens as part of Find Your Talent.

Using recycled, ordinary objects to kick off creative play, Midas Touch pilot will engage with very young children, their families and carers. Artists and early years practitioners will facilitate the sessions together, led by the natural curiosity of the children.

Businesses are being invited to supply clean and dry waste materials such as cabling, packaging, electronic circuit boards, spare parts, plastics, containers, CDs, bicycle gears, corks and cases... the list is almost endless!

The programme will introduce the concept of recycling into a child’s immediate world at a very early age in a bid to create enduring impact. It also gives businesses an opportunity to dispose of waste materials in an environmentally-friendly way.

Ultimately Midas Touch will aim to create a pool of early years expertise in St Helens and develop a sustainable programme of creative play that will have long-term impact and benefits for local families and businesses.

Businesses who wish to contribute to the project and improve their corporate social responsibility profile should contact the project leader, Dr Nick Owen by phoning 0151 639 9231 or emailing nowen.aspire@btconnect.com or contact the Nicola Clarke, Find Your Talent at nicola.clarke@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk.  Midas Touch would also welcome interest from businesses who would like to discuss the longer-term vision and sustainability of the project.