Monday, 18 March 2013

Car Culture with Outstanding Queensbridge

Today we are working with (the recently OFSTEDed outstanding !)  Queensbridge for our second car culture workshop, visiting King Heath High Street to build on our interviews, take photos, videos and to trial a survey we are preparing for our main event, Saturday 30th March 2013.

Queensbridge workshops follow on from a series of 6 workshops at Kings Heath Primary with all 90 children in year five.  We are putting together plans with young people to find out how safe people feel on Kings Heath High Street, and what we can do to improve it, using a range of creative means to document what young people think, and give young people the opportunity to question adults about our High Street.

The project leads on from concerns from Highbury Youth Parliament and KH residents forum and is funded by Community First, in partnership with Sustrans.  On the 30th March artwork and art installations leading from workshops will be displayed at Kings Heath Square,  and we will be continuing work to find out what people think we can do to improve our High Street.

The project has been well received by young and old alike, with all shops, venues and organisations including schools approached so far wanting to take an active role.  We are on the front cover of My Kings Heath and support from the council gives us every hope the project will better represent our views and lead to improvements on our High Street.

Keep an eye out on our site for more information on this event, and opportunities to contribute to discussion about Kings Heath High Street.

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