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Hawksworth Wood Fun Club

Holiday activity for children and young people on the Hawksworth Wood Estate

1st February 2009 - 31st August 2010

The fun club engages young people and children on the estate in positive activity, encourages them to create and explore new art forms and develops their confidence and interest in drama, dance music and visual art.

Volunteers from Leeds University Union work alongside artists to create workshops for local children in the school holidays. This has led to a Youth Theatre being established at Hawksworth which will be a weekly provision for the community. 

This project is a sustainable provision which will continue beyond the FYT programme, the estate is targeted due to children having behavioural issues and learning disabilities. Studies have seen that if children are kept out of school for long lengths of time their behaviour diminishes. By doing summer activity the stimulation develops concentration, participation and re-affirms their positive behaviour.