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Our society endorses the Arts Society ethos to provide children and young people with exciting opportunities to get involved in creative arts activities. Our work with young people builds a lasting enthusiasm for the arts and an awareness of arts heritage and its conservation.

The Art Society sponsor drama workshops for Young Carers Bucks 

Now that The Arts Society embraces much more than the decorative and fine arts of its origins, one of our Young Arts projects has ventured into something a little different this year.  We have been very happy to give our support to Young Carers Bucks by sponsoring a drama workshop for fifteen children aged 10 - 13 years. The project was led by Georgia Bowers who runs workshops for young people in London theatres and in the community. The aim was to provide an exciting way to capture the children’s imagination and encourage creativity whilst bonding in a group. 

In six sessions spread over three weeks, the young carers involved developed skills in characterisation, learned dance routines and created a short drama that they performed for their parents. Their leaders were impressed by the way that the children’s communication skills developed and how they gained confidence during the sessions. They also believed that drama was a valuable way to explore emotions.   Feedback from the participants showed that all the young carers enjoyed the project immensely, made new friends and were inspired to take part in future acting classes and drama productions if the opportunity arose. 

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My Golden Moment  Competition,
To celebrate The Arts Society Golden Jubilee this year, Chiltern Hills & Wyvern Area launched its' My Golden Moment  Competition,  inviting  schoolchildren throughout the area to interpret the title in any art form using any medium.  Two schools from the West Wycombe area participated and we are very pleased to announce that they were extremely successful in fielding several prizewinning entries. 

Annabel Reed, from Naphill and Walters Ash School, won first prize in the 5-10 year old category with her impressive Piano Performance painting. Another pupil from the school, Thomas Waterton, received a commendation for his entry, The Goal.  Princes Risbsorugh School students, also fared very well. Will Chapman’s exquisitely painted Golden Eagle won first prize and Joy Hatfield’s characterful Golden Girl won second prize in the 11-16 age group.  Heather Piare was also highly commended for her portrait of John Nash in the 17 - 25 age group.

An exhibition of all the entries in the My Golden Moment Competition is at the Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury  from 17th March to 14th April 2018.

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