We’re on a mission to support the wellbeing, educational achievements and aspirations of children and young people in our region. The likelihood of young people struggling with mental health has increased 50% since 2020. With your help, we believe arts and culture can change this.
Research shows that under 18s in the North East are struggling. In 2022: - 19% of secondary school students said they felt lonely - Pupils who are 'quite' or 'very' happy with their life has decreased from 69% in 2019 to 59% - North East students achieved the lowest UK attainment of top grades in GCSEs and A levels Nearly 2 years of lost learning, little social interaction, and few opportunities have impacted under 18s’ educational success, wellbeing, and skill set.
Research shows that children and young people who participate in arts and culture: - Display positive behaviours, such as empathy - Develop skills and behaviours that improve school performance (cognitive abilities up 17%) - Are 38% more likely to report good health - Are more likely to gain and stay in employment We provide a range of experiences (from school workshops to free family activities and work experience for young people) to improve confidence, knowledge, skills and behaviours.