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Children in refuge get creative thanks to Children in Need funding

Children and young people affected by domestic abuse have been getting creative this week in Glow’s Stoke-on-Trent refuge.

The activity room at the refuge is made possible thanks to funding from BBC Children in Need.

The space gives children and young people the chance to be creative and have fun after going through difficult times.

The activity room has a sensory area and mindfulness wall, as well as a library full of books.

It’s also home to arts and crafts materials, such as paint and clay, which children and young people have used this week to create brightly coloured figures.

The figures will be proudly displayed in the activity room for families and staff to enjoy.

Children and Young People Programme Lead Ruth Mason-Tooth said that it’s important for children to explore their creative side.

She said: “Children and young people in refuge always enjoy being creative and expressing themselves through art.

“Their imagination, creativity and use of colour is amazing. It knows no bounds.

“The children particularly love painting and moulding clay. These kinds of activities are fun, but also therapeutic, acting as excellent mindfulness sessions.

“It gives everyone the chance to have fun and take time out from any concerns and worries that they might have, having moved away from home and into refuge.

“It also makes them proud to see their work on display in the activity room.

“It’s all thanks to BBC Children in Need that we are able to provide the equipment for activities like these and help children be creative.”

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