Arts and Crafts resources for Rutland families

Arts and Craft resources for Rutland families

Resilient Rutland are proud to offer over 200 arts and crafts packs to Rutland families to ensure our young people have access to creative materials during the lockdown.

In many cases people do not immediately think about benefiting their mental health and wellbeing when they start a creative endeavour, however that’s exactly what they are doing. Arts and crafts play a valuable role in mental health and can boost confidence and make us feel more engaged and resilient. Art can help young people express themselves and understand the world around them, it’s usually a hands-on experience and most importantly fun!

We would like to thank Hobbycraft who have been extremely supportive with this initiative and have generously donated over 360 sets of felt tips pens which will be included in the packs. Katherine Paterson, Customer Director comments: “When Resilient Rutland got in touch we were delighted to be able to assist. Keeping children and families creative is a great way to enhance your mental health and to create some wonderful things along the way!”

A big thank you also to our 10-year-old volunteer Emily Tyler who has helped with the organisation.

Resilient Rutland will deliver the packs to each school who will then distribute them directly to families.

We hope that the resources inspire parents and young people to get crafting, and we are very much looking forward to seeing some photos!

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