A welcome for The Sorrell Foundation’s Saturday youth club

I welcome The Sorrell Foundation’s latest initiative, the National Art and Design Saturday Club (Comment, DW 19 November).

The foundation has already provided the innovative Young Design Programme, which has captured the imagination of students, allowing them to experience collaborative practice in a real-life setting.

Plymouth College of Art is delighted to have worked with Sir John and Frances Sorrell and their foundation to develop its national model.

The Saturday club is not a new venture for us. There has been a successful programme running here for some years – a joint venture with The Sorrell Foundation, Leeds College of Art, Hereford College of Art and Cleveland College of Art.

A national network of clubs will mean improved access for today’s youth, giving them a wider awareness of the fantastic opportunities in the art and design industries.
Lynne Staley-Brookes, Principal of Plymouth College of Art and chairwoman of the Association of Specialist Colleges in Art and Design, by e-mail

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