A creative learning programme designed to build the confidence of young people to make their voices heard
The My Space, My City, My World programme is a series of workshops with young people which explore creative responses to questions around personal space, identity, urban environments, sustainability and international issues. Working with creative workshop leaders from across a broad range of sectors, young people are encouraged to explore and express their own ideas about the world around them. The programme seeks to raise expectations and define aspirations, develop community resilience and build young people's confidence in their ability to improve their lives.
STEPHEN LAWRENCE CENTRE 2007-2010
This programme first ran between 2007 and 2010 as a creative learning conference for year 9 pupils at the Stephen Lawrence Centre in London. It was run in partnership with London South Bank University and the London Engineering Project and was highly successful, with a 100% attendance rate across all four years.
In June 2017, Ignite! ran the My Space, My City, My World, My Future programme in Nottingham. Pupils selected from their engagement with Think Forward participated in creative workshops exploring themselves, their community, their world and their future. This programme is being funded by Children in Need. Read our blog about the four-day programme.