The Pyrus Trust Support The Treasure Group

Published: 13th November 2017

Earlier this year, The Pyrus Trust got in touch to find out about our work with The Treasure Group. The Treasure Group is our project working with Looked After Children from South Tyneside. The Pyrus Trust gives money to help children in care to take part in arts projects.

After answering the trust’s questions, The Pyrus Trust have given The Learning and Participation Team a grant. With this money we will run a project before Christmas. Shortly, we will have our first session welcoming the children to The Customs House. They will begin creating their own sewn Lambton Worms, inspired by this year’s panto.

The project will be led by North East based designer Alizon Bennet. Alizon creates props and costumes for museums, galleries and events.  Every child taking part will achieve an Arts Award.

Elizabeth Kane Learning Officer said,

“We have a successful record of working with Looked After Children.  The Treasure Group have enjoyed working with lots of wonderful creative people in 2017. This Arts Award project is a superb way to round a creative year off.

Our work with Looked After Children is so successful because of  the support we’ve had of South Tyneside Fostering Services, and The Place and the children’s carers. The Pyrus Trust are enabling more South Tyneside children to enjoy an inspirational, creative learning experience. We are delighted they are supporting this work. Put simply, it wouldn’t be possible without their backing.”

Arts Award

Arts Award is a unique qualification. The Learning and Participation Team supports Culture Bridge North East to run their Arts Award programme. This helps more children benefit from Arts Award across our region. The Treasure Group will develop their creativity, communication and leadership skills in this project. The children will find out about Alizon’s creative work and career.

If you, or your organisations, would like to support our work with Looked After Children please email Elizabeth@customshouse.co.uk