05 Sep National Lottery Awards for All – Dream Desinations
Dream Destinations is a creative intervention for young people to work positively towards a post 16 destination and to see the world as full of opportunity. It addresses key issues to support our young people and enable them to fulfil their potential and build stronger relationships in the immediate and wider community.
Our project includes:
80 sessions will allow the young people to participate in creative activities to build their confidence and reduce their sense of isolation.
The sessions will offer new routes to self expression whilst providing practical life skills such as learning to sew, cook creatively and engage in various forms of exercise such as dance or yoga. All will contribute to their well-being whilst offering new routes to looking at their skills, or identify new ideas for further study or work.
6 site visits to places of interest which will broaden their understanding of culture, heritage and the world around them.
This will help to reduce social anxiety whilst broadening horizons and inspiring ideas for new career options.
8 skills-sharing sessions with the wider community.
This will include visiting older people’s homes, primary schools and other community partners. As they create work to share they will develop building blocks for intelligence, soft skills such as communication, presentation and organisational skills. These practical experiences will give the young people something to draw upon to talk about their potential in applications and/or interviews for their destination.
A Bronze Arts Award. A recognised vocational qualification from Trinity College.
The qualification framework is an opportunity for our students to have their vocational skills recognised, pertinent when traditional education limits their ability to shine. This will offer them an opportunity to talk about their skills with confidence during interviews for college and employment.