BHA and Allanton Arts join forces on art project

Published on 23rd March 2020

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) and Allanbank Arts are currently working together on an inter-generational art project.

This project is now underway and involves young people from Berwickshire High School, Eyemouth High School and BHA’s independent living centres in Duns, Coldstream and Eyemouth.

Agreement has been secured from Berwickshire High to involve young people as part of their leadership development and possibly SQA level 3 qualification in volunteering.

The aim of the project is to create a sustainable group and in time to hand over much of the organisation to the young people involved with ongoing support and mentoring from Allanbank Arts.

Liz Hardy from Allanbank Arts said: “This excellent project is now up and running in Eyemouth and Duns with over 45 young people and older tenants of BHA involved. All ages are planning, creating, and laughing together and enjoying crafts, arts coffee and cake.

“We have been joined by those from eight weeks to 90 years of age, all learning from each other and making new friends. Community in action!”

At Boston Court in Duns the young people from Berwickshire High School traded learning to crochet for teaching the residents how to play chess.

The first session in Eyemouth involved residents of Linkim Court, pupils from Eyemouth High School and Eyemouth Primary School and even some very young children from the nursery – truly intergenerational.

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