Partners: Halton Borough Council, Halton Business Partnership
Aim: Engage NEET young people and young offenders in practical, meaningful training.
Project description: Working with participants we turned an old Military Land Rover into a mobile, musical Art-Car sculpture. This project provided training in mechanics, welding, fabrication sculpture, film and music. As well as working with artists, fabricators and mechanics, participants also worked with a filmmaker to create a documentary about the project. There were complex legal, health and safety, logistical and creative challenges to overcome to successfully deliver this project. This project was cited as an example of good practice by ACE and included as a case study by the North West Redevelopment Agency.
‘Usually I’m in the papers for bad things. Now I’ve been in for a good thing that’s not bringing me into trouble. People can’t believe it. I’d definitely do it again. I’d even come to help other people do it’ – Col Phillips, Participant