A special event to mark the end of the Borders Young Creatives project took place in Kelso. It was an opportunity to reflect on the success of the project and recognise the achievements of the young people involved.
Since September 2018 the young people have received training and mentoring to equip them with the necessary skills to become promoters. Their amazing autumn program has just come to an end with six of the events chosen by the group. With a large increase in audience figures it has been a huge success, largely due to the commitment and drive of the young people involved under the guidance of Ayliffe Rose, Youth Arts Mentor.
Throughout the project the young people have also achieved their Bronze Arts Awards and undertaken placements within the arts. They have been able to develop new skills build friendships and discover opportunities available to them within the arts. The project has hugely increased their confidence and self-belief, helping them to become strong, happy individuals.
Certificates of achievement were handed out to the young people and the audience watched two films about the project.
The evening was a showcase of the wonderful things that the project has achieved and we are proud to have worked with such an inspiring group.
Ayliffe Rose, Youth Arts Mentor said:
‘I feel privileged to have worked with such a wonderful, dynamic and creative group of young people. Through Borders Young Creatives, Live Borders has provided a unique, specialised program, which has provided the opportunities for the young people to thrive.’
The next step is for the group to continue to promote events as part of Borders Live Touring. As part of this network the young people will be able to continue to use the skills developed and program events in their own communities.
For information about Border Young Creatives and to see the films produced, visit the website.