Throughout November and December young people from RECLAIM interested in drama were given the opportunity from The Library Theatre to ‘adopt’ two members of the cast rehearsing for the play ‘A Christmas Carol’. The young people received weekly letters from the actors updating them on rehearsals and how the show was developing. The project concluded with a visit to The Lowry to see the play and meet their actors for a question and answer session. The young people had the chance to understand the ins and outs of a production, received advice from actors and enjoyed seeing the final production.
In March 5 young people met with Sir Richard Leese, Head of Manchester City Council to discuss the future for young people in their communities. The young people were given the opportunity to have their voices heard by a main decision maker in their area and showed amazing confidence in addressing issues they were concerned about. All of the RECLAIM team were very proud of their achievement!
In April some of the young people attended a workshop put on by The Ice Bear Project in Piccadilly Gardens with the Ice Bear artist. The young people worked with the artist to learn about climate change and were able to create their own clay model bear heads. The young people enjoyed the workshop and were keen on learning about the growing concern for wildlife around the world.