Let's Craft arts packs

A New Direction is coordinating the delivery of Let’s Craft packs in London as part of a national initiative to ensure children can stay creative during this challenging time

Launched in response to coronavirus, A New Direction has partnered with Crafts Council and Mayors Fund for London to assemble and deliver thousands of Let's Craft arts packs to children across London.

The packs aim to keep children and young people engaged and creative, and ensure that those children most in need don't miss out on the health, wellbeing, and educational benefits of creativity.

The packs include high-quality arts materials such as paints, pens and paper, along with learning resources and activities for children to try out at home. Arts and textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou, winner of the 2018 Global Teacher Prize, has created a resource for the packs which you can download here.

Over the course of Summer and Autumn 2020, we delivered a total of 8,300 packs of arts supplies to 109 different hubs across 15 London boroughs.​ In deliveries made in October 2020, we also included a range of resources from across the cultural sector, linking to our Half Term Boredom Buster blog which you can read here.


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