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SALFORD CARNIVAL FOR LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN AND CARE LEAVERS
 

Star date: 1st September 2018

BROUGHTON HOSTS CARNIVAL

Looked after children and care leavers from across Greater Manchester gathered at the Salford Lifestyle Centre in Lower Broughton this week to deliver the first ever GMYN Care Experienced Carnival, complete with puppets, samba drumming and more, as Ian Leslie reports...

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Greater Manchester Youth Network, or GMYN, is a youth charity that creates opportunities so that disadvantaged young people from across Greater Manchester can take steps towards a positive future, and over the summer holidays, looked after children and care leavers from Oldham, Bury, Rochdale, Manchester and Salford have been taking part in carnival arts workshops.

Activities included puppet making with Cabasa Carnival Arts and samba drumming with Bang Drum UK, and the project ended with a community carnival event at Salford Lifestyle Centre on Camp Street, Lower Broughton.

The Centre, on the site of the old Broughton Rec, is open to everyone as a community facility, and volunteers from there got involved alongside the young people.

"The carnival was the culmination of six weeks hard work by our care experienced young people from across Greater Manchester" says Euan Davies, Programme Coordinator at GMYN "The day itself was a massive success as we unveiled our three-metre high puppet, danced to some fantastic Brazilian drumming and created some amazing face paints."

Greater Manchester Youth Network's Care Experienced Team has been delivering targeted programmes that aim to boost the confidence, self-esteem and life skills of care leavers and looked after children since 2012. Its work in Salford is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Salford CVS and NHS Salford CCG.

For more information about GMYN's work and care experienced programmes see  www.gmyn.co.uk

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