Kidz Making Good is a programme of active workshops of all sorts for Whitby children and young people. The third series of workshops is planned for Easter.

The idea has its roots in the work experience young people used to do and two very successful practical workshops with Eskdale School on making garden furniture and Whitby Eskmouth Scouts on a makeover of a back yard.

Doing unfamiliar tasks in a purposeful way with others is a rich learning experience about the activity, relationships and personal development – wrapped in a package of fun.

In Kidz Making Good so far we’ve done glass art, an electronic device repair workshop, an introduction to 3D building modelling, and making swift boxes.

At Easter the challenges on offer are making bath bombs and pizzas in a joint session, active exercise, teen mindfulness and yoga, and making push carts to race. Real Heinz 57 varieties!

Information may be found on www.kidzmakinggood.org.uk, Facebook at Kidz Making Good, and also through some of the schools as handouts.

This is an evolving pilot initiative and at present places are limited. However, we are gradually expanding capacity.

The workshops so far and those planned for Easter have been enthusiastically supported by mainly local small businesses. Their involvement on behalf of Whitby youngsters is greatly appreciated. It would be good to hear from other businesses, arts and crafters, clubs and community groups and any individuals who may be able to help with offering sessions in some way, working with Kidz Making Good personnel. All ideas and suggestions are welcome.

For enquiries, contact Janine Pemberton on 07880 498283 or Graham Storer on 07763 656627.