Tag Archive: young people

  1. Discover Arts Award

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    Spring Thing – Arts Award Discover at Home

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    Welcome to your Discover Arts Award at home pack. To achieve your Discover Arts Award you must complete all of the sections below, you can download this pack here.

    You can find out more information about Arts Award, Gallery Oldham and how to complete the award by getting in touch or if you need any assistance please contact:

    EvaD Ould-Okojie
    Access and Interpretation Officer
    Gallery Oldham


    Your Details

    Your name:
    Date of birth:



    Please complete this information before returning your Arts Award at home pack.
    Email your completed pack to evad.ouldokojie@oldham.gov.uk

    Part A: Discover

    For Part A you need to be able to pick out different art forms and take part in an arts activity.

    What art forms can you name? Tick or circle the sort of art you know or write the name of the art form underneath. You can ask an adult to help you, or work with your family or friends to find lots of different arts forms or arts activities.


    Painting and drawing












    Can you name any more?

    What art activities have you done?

    Have you completed any of the ‘Spring Thing’ activities in your pack or from the Gallery Oldham website? Attach pictures of you doing it, draw what you did, or write about it here. Ask an adult to help you if you get stuck. Add as many extra pages and pictures as you like, it can be a mixture of activities or just one

    Part B: Find Out

    For Part B you need to find out about at least one artist and their work.

    What artist or artists are you going to find out about? An artist is anyone who does a creative activity, such as painting, playing a musical instrument, making a sculpture, designing costumes, writing stories or anything else you can think of.
    Did you identify their art form in Part A?

    What is the artist’s name?

    What sort of art do they make?

    How are you going to find out about them? Are you going to use the internet, a book, or visit an arts organisation to find out more?

    What did you find out about your artist or artists? Use photos, print outs, drawings, writing or anything else you like to show what you found out. Ask an adult to help if you get stuck. If you need more space use the back of this sheet.

    Part C: Share

    For Part C you need to share what you have enjoyed and learnt as part of your Arts Award Discover at Home.

    What are you going to share, and who are you going to share this with? You can share your favourite bit, the bit you found most difficult or all your Arts Award Discover! As an adult if you get stuck.

  2. Children’s Mental Health Week

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    From the 1st – 7th Feb we are celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week and sharing some of our favourite resources which support children and young people. Since 2015 Place2Be have been shining a spotlight on mental health in under 18’s and this year’s focus is Express yourself!

    Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.’

    Now more than ever it’s essential we look after ourselves and each other, this starts with supporting our mental health. From being creative to stepping away from social media, our Gallery Oldham approved list showcases some of the fantastic resources available from local and national organisations.

    If you or someone you know is in need of support there are links to a number of charities at the bottom of this post who can offer support.

    Start2 – A huge range of activities to suit all of your needs, suitable for mixed abilities and some of them focussing on beautiful artworks!

    GM Care Kits – 36 pages of activities to support your mental health through these extremely difficult times, each activity has been added by an organisation in Greater Manchester.

    Proud Trust – The Proud Trust are a Manchester based charity supporting young people who identify as LGBTQ+.

    Action for children – A toolkit focussed on creative writing and sharing your thoughts and feelings through writing.

    Therapy Comics – Non-text based resources for young people and children.

    Wee Seeds – Toolbox full of resources for carers of children under 5

    Boromi – Daily email resources for carers of children under 5

    BBC Bitesize – Support for young adults on a variety of topics.

    If you or someone you know is struggling please seek help; the following links will take you to support pages. If you require immediate support please contact your local A&E or by calling 999.

    Young Minds
    42nd Street


    We would love to see how you are celebrating and supporting Children’s Mental Health week, remember to tag us and share any ways you are being creative to support your mental health.