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It Takes a Village : Belmayne Youth Group

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Over the past few weeks the children and young people from Belmayne Youth and Community Group have been working with artist Louise Osborne to create a logo and workshop to share with their community. The group have created their vision for Belmayne building models of cafes, shops and even dreaming up a new roller coaster for their neighbourhood! The children acted as tour guides and brought Louise on a treasure hunt of Belmayne; finding their favourite places and taking photos as they went. Together, the group designed elements of a new logo for the youth and community group; combining their favourite things about their neighbourhood as it is now and building in their hopes for their future.

 

                                                

 

The group will be presented with their brand-new logo and they are so excited to see how it has turned out! Sarah McQuillan the graphic designer who converted the images into a logo will also be meeting the kids and Louise as their collaborative logo is revealed for the first time. From the youth club’s perspective, they feel that ‘now a little bit of Belmayne history has been created’. They also said, ‘we are honoured that the late Jim Lee specifically hand-picked us for this project, he was all for community development, which is our goal for Belmayne and we are delighted with the outcome of the project.’

At a Family Fun Day, on Sunday 21st May from 1-5 pm at Father Collins Park the young people will run an interactive stand inspired by their workshops with Louise sharing their skills and new learnings with their community. There will also be pages of the fantastic new logo for everyone to colour. From their new logo to the community stand, Belmayne youth and community are promoting fun and inclusive activities for their neighbourhood.

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