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Knowsley’s creative children earn national award

by Laura Johnston

Children in Knowsley have been celebrating completing ‘Arts Award Explore’, a national qualification involving a series of fun storytelling and bookmaking workshops.

The children took part in six sessions which encouraged them to participate in the arts, be creative, use their imagination, and grow their arts and leadership talents.

They explored a range of drama and storytelling techniques used in storybooks, found out first-hand what goes on in a library, and learned all about different authors and artists.

To put all what they learned into practice, the children created their very own leather-bound book using a range of materials including paper and string.

As part of the project, children kept a logbook to record what they have enjoyed and achieved which was sent off to Trinity College London to be checked and to accredit the children with their award.

All of the children passed with flying colours and were presented with their certificates at a small celebration event with cake and biscuits!

Well done to all of the children who took part and to all of the library staff who was involved in delivering the project and supporting the children.

The Arts Award Explore project in Huyton Library is part of G.E.M. Places (Great Emerging Marvellous) project, an Arts Council funded project that brings exciting and cultural activities to libraries in Knowsley.