In Spring 2019 Jamila Walker and I (as part of arts & health collective Elixir Arts) created an eight week poetry and photography project for young people at The Switch Project in Wolverhampton. The Switch Project supports young people whose social and emotional needs are causing concern and preventing them from achieving their full potential. As those excluded from school are often marginalised and not listened to, we wanted to enable them to express how they felt about their lives and environment. The project led to a poetry pamphlet featuring photography and writing by the group.
Switch Project Director Tim Wakefield said ““We are thrilled with this piece of work – the young people have shared some extremely honest and creative pieces that express how they feel about the world in which they live. Thank you to everyone involved”