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Glasgow schoolchildren get creative boost with new art supplies

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GLASGOW schoolchildren can let their creativity run wild with new art packs that have been donated to local schools.

The Easterhouse-based Platform Arts Center has dropped off more than 2,000 packs at six East End schools, each containing quality art materials and activity booklets to enhance artistic brilliance and inspire young people.

The packages were received by Avenue End Primary, Sunnyside Primary, Oakwood Primary, St Rose of Lima Primary, St Benedict’s Primary and Aultmore Park Primary.

Platform Art Director Matt Addicott and Visual Arts Programmer Margaret McCormick traveled to St Benedict Elementary School in Easterhouse to present the packs to Principal Ms Parkinson and students Ellie, Tia, Ryan and Joey.

Matt said: “We are really happy to be able to offer such a large number of art kits to local school children. We secured funding earlier in the year and felt that with creativity and visual art being an integral part of Platform, it was a wonderful way to share what we do with our local community.

“The materials are top quality and, if properly maintained, will last a long time. Everyone has the same set and because they come with pairing activities they are completely self-sufficient – no need for the internet and it’s just getting started!

Each Saint-Benoît student has their own pack, to use at school and at home. They contain colored pencils, watercolors, brushes, oil pastels, drawing pencils, sharpener and A4 sketchbook. There are also step-by-step activities for budding young artists to complete.

P7 student and school captain Tia said: “This is a good opportunity to get more interested in art.” P4 student Ryan said, “I love my bag and will use it a lot.”


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