A youth action team based at the Hill Youth and Community Centre in Bretch Hill is planning to spread kindness around the estate throughout August.
Armed with a list of 30 acts of kindness, youngsters aged 11 and over will work together with the Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership Trust (OYAP)and the centre’s youth workers using arts as a springboard for their mission.
Taking up the challenge to get creative and complete their objective in 30 days, the team will begin with an intergenerational dinner with the Royal Voluntary Service preparing and serving food to older members of the community.
Jo Dowden, senior youth worker at the Hill Youth and Community Centre, said: ‘‘All of the ideas have come from local young people who want to change impressions of the area and how youngsters from Bretch Hill are perceived.
‘‘They have also said they want to start changing the culture of Bretch Hill to create a better community; their mission includes activies such as odd jobs days, games in the park, blanket making for the homeless and making crafts with words of encouragement.’’
OYAP works with young people helping them to reach their potential using creative activities as a tool to promote learning, growth and leadership. The trust believes creativity creates a catalyst for change in young people’s own lives and in their communities.