Toynbee Hall Aspire Project (2008)

Aspire works with Year 9 and 10 students from schools in East London, encouraging them to actively engage with their learning and life opportunities. The Aspire students are referred to participate in the project because they fall into the category of ‘excluded within school rather than from school’. These young people may not be accessing the curriculum for a range of reasons. Aspire encourages the young people to gain confidence, build positive relationships and have new experiences.

Polygon Artists (Emma Levine and Debra Watson) facilitated photography and drama workshops. Participants had the opportunity to earn their Bronze Arts Award.


Slideshows show a selection of photographic work by participants (to read their captions, visit our flickr page) and drama workshops.