Moving stories told by young people have been immortalised in recycled glass tiles.
Fifteen young people from Kingsley Community School aged 9 -11 years old have created the recycled glass tiles at Energywise with support from the Liverpool Culture Company. The finished tiles have been put together in a mosaic by arts organisation Itchy Feet and will be unveiled in front of some of the mini artists.
The project lasted about six weeks and children were involved first hand in the production of the glass tiles.
Christine Hammond and Julie Smith from The Include Consultancy, oversaw the whole project. Christine said: “We discussed whether the young people felt safe now and what they think should be in place in the future to make them feel safe. They came up with things like decent play areas, more policing, no guns and cleaner streets.”
Youngsters learnt all about recycling, community safety and regeneration in a creative way and the fruits of their labour will be displayed permanently inside their school in Eversley Street, L8.