Ideas on a Shoestring


North Yorkshire Youth works with Rural Arts to offer ‘Ideas on a Shoestring’!

Have you ever run out of ideas or money to work with your group of young people? Well this event was designed to solve all that! It must have been a popular theme because the room at Rural Arts was packed full of youth workers, teaching assistants, therapist, artists and teachers.

Great ideas for icebreakers, energisers, team game and evaluations came from Panda Gledhill who uses them all the time in her role as Youth Development Worker at North Yorkshire Youth. Nicola Phillips, Rural Arts Youth Development Officer, got everyone moving and thinking with drama games designed to engage and focus young people and Poppy Love Oldham who is the Community Engagement Officer for Rural Arts showed us some fabulous arty ideas with just a few easy to find bits and bobs. The morning was spent with Jessica Grady, artist, recycler and Embroiderers Guild Winner. She showed us how to turn junk into beautiful pieces of art in her upcycling workshop!

It was a wonderfully inspiring day and although our money pots might be empty, by the end of the day our imagination, determination and enthusiasm certainly weren’t!