Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Childhood Studies student wins Leeds for Life Foundation award

6 May 2014 |

Isabelle McLaughlin, a second year Childhood Studies student has won the Leeds for Life Foundation award.

The project aims to support young people currently held in a young offenders institution,  by involving them in a range of art based activities that will help them to develop creativity, work collaboratively and develop self esteem.  This will give them a chance to connect with their feelings and emotions and construct a final piece of artwork that they can be proud of. Isabelle will use the funding to develop an innovative and bespoke arts therapy project with young offenders.

She has been praised by her personal tutor, Jo Pike who says "Isabelle is a fantastic student who has worked really hard to develop her application. Her passion and commitment to supporting young people is inspirational! This funding will help her develop her professional, project management skills and will be invaluable experience for her as she continues with her career."

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