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This year we are working with South Hill Park on a range of initiatives for disadvantaged children in the area. One of these may see young people engaging with Art in the capital through subsidised visits; another aims to help with travel costs to enable students to attend auditions. We are also exploring opportunities to assist pupils at Foundry College and St Crispin’s School.

Each year at Bracknell and Wokingham College we fund Certificates of Achievement and prizes for students who have shown the most improvement in art and photography throughout the year. The two winning students are presented with their prizes at the end of term.

As part of last year's Young Arts programme of projects we supported an art therapy project for 8 to 11 year olds at High Close School. The children worked with a local potter, Grant Pratt, to produce clay plaques which he incorporated into a tree design covering the corner of one of the classroom blocks - see photo. The children thoroughly enjoyed not only working with Grant at High Close but also visiting his studio to see how their individual plaques were fired in the kiln.

Last year we also funded an under 18s prize and trophy for the best photograph depicting 'Service to Others in Wokingham' as part of the 2018 'Love Wokingham' Photography Competition’. It was won by Emily Payler, whose winning entry depicts the 'Helping Hands' of volunteers filling a box with groceries at the Wokingham Food Bank.