We are pleased to announce our first pay it forward supporter for the Artbags is from the fabulous Liberty Gallery
Patsy who runs the gallery saw one of our facebook posts and fell in love with our themed Artbags and wanted to pay it forward to help young artists develop their creative skills.
“Seeing your post made me think it would be great for us to give something to the community here”Patsy, Liberty Gallery
We explained to Patsy about the creative work we do with and for children in the care system via our collaboration with the Virtual school and Future Creators. With Liberty Gallery’s donation we are delighted to be able to send 10 young artists from the Virtual School a bespoke Artbag each.
Here is the note Patsy sent to the young artists.
“Liberty Gallery sells artwork and all our artists started somewhere – most of them really enjoying drawing and painting when they were children – so everyone has the chance to be an artist!Patsy, Liberty Gallery
Just keep on doing what you love as you never know where it can lead you to. “
Thank you so much Patsy and the team at Liberty Gallery for helping us to inspire the next generation of artists!
See Liberty Gallery via the link below.
Pay it forward
Would you like to donate towards a differently-abled child, and their siblings or a child in care to receive our themed art bags?
If you’d like to discuss an idea further contact us here
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What the Virtual School is
Brighton & Hove’s Virtual School was established in 2011 to maximise the educational success of approximately 300 children in care. Since 2015 the Virtual School’s remit has been extended to include young people previously in care who now live with families through adoption, special guardianship orders or residential orders.
The school is ‘virtual’ in the sense that it is not a school that students actually attend – most go to school in Brighton & Hove, with some children attending school in other local authorities. We work in partnership with children and young people aged mainly 3 to 18, with their parents and carers and with early years settings, schools, colleges, universities and social workers.
The Virtual School has a team of committed professionals with a wide breadth of expertise and has been successful in improving outcomes for children in care. We work with a range of partners and aim to further narrow the achievement gap which currently exists between this group of children/young people and their peers.