Knaresborough Sculpture Trail
Youth lead project planning to collect Driftwood from the Yorkshire rivers to enable volunteers to work on a series of sculptures using themes and ideas the young people themselves develop. The sculptures will form a trail towards the River Nidd in the Nidd Gorge where some of the wood is being reclaimed.
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30/05/2012 10:33: Knaresborough Sculpture Trail receives £10,000 funding boost!The communities of Knaresborough and Harrogate are today celebrating the news that they have received a £10,000 funding boost from SITA Trust to create the Knaresborough Sculpture Trail.
Young disabled people under 25 from the above communities are to develop this Sculpture Trail using driftwood from local rivers. They will be supported and guided by professional artists and sculptors to develop six driftwood sculptures over the next 12 months.
Yorkshire Driftwood is working with Can Do volunteering, part of Leonard Cheshire Disability, to enable young people with differing degrees of disability to learn new skills in wood crafting, team work and project planning to improve their life chances.
This project has been so enhanced by this £10,000 grant which has been provided through the SITA Trust ‘s Young Peoples Volunteering Fund. It will enable the young people to create this Sculpture Trail with professional sculptors with the on-going support of Yorkshire Driftwood voluntary organisation and Can Do volunteering.
Jools Granville of SITA Trust said " We are delighted to be able to offer our maximum grant of £10,000 to this fascinating sculpture trail project led by some amazing young people. We hope that the recycled driftwood sculptures will be enjoyed by the communities of Knaresborough and Harrogate for years to come".