Nearly 30 parents and young people at Meet Up enjoyed a unique opportunity this Easter break, thanks to a tile painting workshop delivered by leading manufacturer of traditionally-styled, decorative ceramic tiles, Craven Dunnill Jackfield.

Meet Up is our Youth and Family Centre on Thetford’s Redcastle Furze Estate. Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, its main aim is to provide leisure activity and support services for young people and the local community.

Exploring the ‘Paint Your Own’ butterfly theme of our 25th Anniversary Flight for Youth campaign, the young people, who were aged from 6 to 16, and their families thoroughly engaged with the workshop. In addition to getting creative with paint and ceramic, the young people learnt about Craven Dunnill Jackfield’s history, which even included hearing about some of their tiles being used on the London Underground.

Mike Towndrow, Meet Up Manager says: “It was great to see the young people at Meet Up really engage with this activity. They’re looking forward to seeing their finished painted butterflies when they return from being glazed. The young people are also excited about the possibility of them being included in the Flight for Youth art installations this Summer.”

Mike continues: “It was really nice to have the team from Craven Dunnill Jackfield delivering the workshop. Not only has it given the families at Meet Up a unique, creative opportunity, but it has increased awareness of different kinds of jobs and has helped to raise aspirations for the future.”

Thank you to Craven Dunnill Jackfield and to all of the families who took part.

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