On Thursday 3rd Feb 2012 Positive Arts, BELS, CYDT and CPFC hosted the ‘Action for Impact’ event at Selhurst Park to showcase the positive activities being done by Croydon’s youth and the range of services available to them in the borough. Over 100 professionals, workers and young people attended and got involved in the workshops and presentations which added to a very positive and inspiring day. The proceedings kicked off with a speech from one on CPFC’s owners and the head of Croydon Integrated Youth Services. Then Positive Arts and the other organisations ran a workshop with the guests, where they inputted into a piece of artwork for display within the stadium. The theme of the work was peoples’ views and feelings of Croydon’s youth and what it is like to be a young person living there. Participants were asked to write related words and statements in bright colours and different styles into the buildings creating a doodle pad effect.
It was a very successful day and hopefully the start of a positive future for Croydon!