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The Arts Society provides 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. Young Arts opportunities are organised by individual Societies. Some Societies have on-going Young Arts Groups while others fund one-off Young Arts Projects.

Our first Young Arts project involved a collaboration between Magic Lantern, an educational arts charity, and The Cambridge School, a Special Needs School in Shepherd's Bush. We have also funded several Magic Lantern sessions at Old Oak School, a state primary school in Acton. This initial contact led on to us funding a project where children at the school have worked with an  artist to paint a shipping container which will be used to sell surplus food collected from local businesses and supermarkets to the local community. Magic Lantern has started a new collaboration with Normand Croft School, a state primary school in West Kensington. We supported two Magic Lantern visits during the autumn term.

We also intend to provide financial support to Hounslow Music Service which provides musical education to state schools in the borough. We are delighted to have been able to purchase a much needed clarinet for them in Summer 2018 and in 2019 we will be sponsoring a choir competition which will involve all the primary schools in the borough. Further details in our News section.

In late 2018 we made contact with the Koestler Trust and have agreed to support a project under their Fast-Track Awards scheme at Feltham Young Offenders' Institution. The scheme encourages young people in custody to engage in the arts and creativity. They wrote to us when we agreed to offer financial help for this project  "Your generosity in supporting this programme completely will ensure we can dedicate resources to further research, and make sure we best use our findings to encourage all the young men at Feltham in their creativity, before using this programme as a nationwide model."