Let's Create arts packs

A New Direction is coordinating the delivery of Let’s Create packs in London as part of a national Arts Council initiative to ensure children can stay creative while away from school

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 Create arts packs to children across London.

The packs aim to keep children and young people engaged and creative during the Covid-19 lockdown, and ensure that children don't miss out on the health, wellbeing, and educational benefits of creativity while away from school.

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.

Let’s Create packs are being distributed as part of a national effort orchestrated by Arts Council England, with over 25,000 packs being distributed across the country through Arts Council England’s Bridge organisations and their local partners.

Arts Council England has been able to fund the Let’s Create packs thanks to the National Lottery. Crafts Council and Art Fund have provided additional support.