Help us give over 4,000 disadvantaged young people in Birmingham the chance to experience live theatre in 2020. Working with 30 key schools, young people will get the chance to participate, perform and create, increasing confidence, skills and aspirations for a brighter future.
Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019
Registered Charity in England and Wales (511567)
“Our school has had a tough time of late, with being in special measures and becoming academised. This has been the first really positive thing for us and has had a really positive impact for the whole school, the children and parents are both getting so much out of it!”
‘I love that I am getting more confident and am not as scared of things’
‘I want to do drama again. I wouldn’t have done it before but now I love it and want to do it again!’
Lack of opportunities for children and young people to experience and be involved in creative and arts activities-Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe with 40% of the population aged 25 and under. However with 40% of the population living in some of the poorest areas in England, it means less disposable income for families for activities beyond daily essentials. This, compounded with schools having arts budgets cut has led to many young people being denied access to a well-rounded education
Our Hippodrome Education Network consist of over 30 schools from across disadvantaged parts of Birmingham and the West Midlands. Children and young people have year round activities from specialist Learning Officers in the school environment, as well as the chance to take part in workshops, perform on our stages and create their own artworks. We also support young people to achieve their Arts Awards – a national qualification – and take part in careers events.
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