A GROUP of young people from Carmarthenshire have spent the summer indulging in arts and culture.
Carmarthenshire County Council has hosted a Summer Arts College to provide an exciting insight in to visual and performing art for young people who would not usually engage in such activities.
It has been hailed a big success, with all participants gaining a Bronze Arts Award.
The youngsters, aged between 14 and 18, have had the chance to participate in various art forms, including photography, performing arts, sand sculpture and circus skills.
They have also worked with Mess Up The Mess – a youth theatre company based in Ammanford – to learn about music, and have enjoyed a play at Swansea Grand Theatre.
Throughout the programme, they have worked at community education venues, including Pembrey and Felinfoel, and they received their awards at a special celebration event with family and friends at Llanelli’s Theatre Elli.
Louise Chilvers, education officer, said: “It was wonderful to see the level of commitment that the young people gave to the project, and it was clear that they got a lot out of it as well.
“It was great to see everyone celebrating their achievements with family and friends, and we do hope that they now have a greater appreciation of arts and that this has provided them with another avenue for the future.”
Summer Arts Colleges, led by the charity Unitas, are intensive educational projects designed to re-engage young people in education, training and employment through the provision of vibrant arts