Fancy Joining the Arts Drop Bag Packing Team?

The Creative Learning Guild co-ordinate Calderdale’s ‘Local Cultural Education Partnership’ (or LCEP). The LCEP is a consortium of individuals and organisations who care about using creative approaches to improve the lives of children and young people in Calderdale.

During the pandemic, The LCEP is using their resources to coordinate a scheme called ‘Arts Drop’ where they are sending creative activity packs to the borough’s most disadvantaged children and young people via their social workers.

The activities have been submitted, the postcards are working their way to print and the art materials are arriving within days! More than a thousand Arts Drop packs will start being delivered by social workers and other key workers on Monday 4th May, which means before then, they need to get them all bagged up.

They are looking for ten people to join the Arts Drop packing team. This team will work at Causey Hall on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May in a production line set up to load materials and postcards into bags.

Fabric masks and gloves will be provided and you will always be 2 metres apart from anyone else in the team. The process will carry a similar level of risk as going to a shop so it won’t be suitable for everyone.

If you or anybody in your household is particularly vulnerable to the virus then you shouldn’t join the team. If you have any symptoms or know you have come into contact with anyone with symptoms then you shouldn’t join the team.

There will be a strict protocol in place to protect both our team and the families who will receive the packs which will be explained in detail before and on the day(s).

They can offer to pay a contribution of between £30 and £50 per person, per day and would be looking for you to commit to being present 10am – 4pm.

Ideally, they would like the same 10 people across both days (as it will speed them up to have everyone familiar with the protocol and systems), but if you want to help but could only commit one day then let us know.

They will be capturing a time-lapse of the packing process to share on social media so everyone in the team will need to be okay with their image being shared in this way.

If this is something you can help with, please email gilly@creativelearningguild.co.uk with ‘Arts drop packing team’ as the subject line, informing your availability.

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