2 March 2015
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Children of ‘The Junior Artists Club’,
Due to circumstances beyond our control we will have to cancel The Junior Artists Club. The Environment Centre is undertaking a refurbishment and in future will be used more for corporate events. Knowsley MBC, who kindly allows us use of the space, has said we can continue using the space after the refurbishment. However there will be much reduced storage space, no office space, and concerns over activities that could be messy.
We have decided then that we have no option but to cease sessions for the time being. If we find space elsewhere, then we may be able to set up again.
I have thoroughly enjoyed volunteering with the children and running the various events and projects over the years. Watching the children develop interests in the arts, environment, and open spaces of the park, has been a joy and in return I have learnt much from the children.
We have received many well earned awards over the years, both as a group, including the very prestigious Liverpool Echo Keep on Learning Award in 2013; and individual awards, the most recent being only last week when a young artist won 3rd prize in the Knowsley Open Arts Awards. Well done Mollie! All the children can be rightly proud of their achievements.
Our last session will be on Wednesday 25th March.
Before then we have a wonderful exhibition of our Active Older People’s Group, and would like to invite children and parents to accompany us to the event. We will organise a minibus to get us all there. It will be on 18th March at The Bridewell Art Gallery, opposite The Royal Hospital.
The minibus will pick up at 4pm and deliver the group back about 6-6.30pm. I hope you can all make it.
If you wish to record any comments about the club and the children’s work, then you can add them to our blog post at http://halewoodarts.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/junior%20artists%20club.
Best wishes for the future from,
Carole Trenaman and all the Team - both past and present.