Expressive Arts News

Students Attend RSC Youth Advisory Board

Launceston College students Harry Japes and Millie Hollidge returned to the RSC, in Stratford Upon Avon, for the third time this weekend, to participate in a Youth Advisory Board conference. Millie and Harry were chosen to represent Cornwall along with a small number of other young people from all over the country, to help members of the RSC board understand what young people need from the arts and why the work of William Shakespeare is still relevant in this current climate.

A word from Harry

I’m Harry Japes, and myself and other young people from all over the UK met on Sunday as members of the Youth Advisory Board of the RSC, we finished our first project ‘Time to be Heard’ which is a collection of postcards made by us to help show why the arts are a vital in schools. We also discussed the potential of increasing the number Shakespeare Ambassadors to help implement innovative arts projects in our schools and communities.

If you aren’t able to find a ‘Time to be Heard’ postcard at Launceston College, we also launched our own website that tells you all about our involvement with the RSC and even has a map showcasing all the locations of the lead associate schools within the project. Please take time to have a look and learn about the work we have been doing.