Wall of positivity lights up St Helens

UC Crew Project displaying various positive messages through their graffiti wall. Pic © Tom Glynn- UC Crew.A St Helens hip hop crew has launched an exciting and eye-catching new graffiti project.A wall of colour has appeared on St Helens town centre’s MD Creative Building in an effort to brighten up the area.

The idea behind it is to give young people a chance to explore local issues together, agree on common problems that affect the region and use hip hop arts as a tool to benefit the community.

The UC Crew, which took on the project alongside MD Creatives, is an award-winning youth organisation in St Helens specialising in encouraging the youths to become active citizens using break dancing, graffiti and DJing as a platform for changeMore than 20 people aged between 10 and 17 helped to design the mural.Tom Glynn, Chairperson and Project Leader for the crew, was involved in creating the art. He told JMU Journalism: “We found out in 2018 that one of the barriers to young people that want to engage in social action projects are their role models.

“This can be either family members or friends, as they don’t see the benefits or feel like their actions wouldn’t.”The positive words on the wall are reminders of thoughts, actions and activities to boost young people’s wellbeing, mental health and self-esteem.

Special Thanks to JMU for their Article- http://jmu-journalism.org.uk/wall-of-positivity-lights-up-st-helens/

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