This summer at the Work/Shop we’re celebrating the creativity and entrepreneurialism of my favourite customers – kids! Our Kidpreneurs theme has been something I’ve wanted to do for so long, and I am beyond excited that it’s now alive in the most beautiful, colourful inspiring way possible!
I’ve spoken before about how Holly & Co is on a mission to help show kids that there are so many more paths to take than the traditional (and dated) university one! By 2020 40% of the workforce will be self-employed or freelance and today’s young will be joining a working world that’s so far removed from what they are taught, and I want to help show them the endless options available and how they can be anything they want to be!
The theme will be on throughout the summer and we’re running two competitions to help ignite creativity within children during the (long) holidays!
The Mini Mentoring Competition
In the Work/Shop we’re running a mini mentoring competition. If you pop in, your young entrepreneurs will be able to pick up and fill out a postcard, telling me what their big dream is! They can write about it, doodle it – however they feel best expressing it – and I will select 5 winners to attend a mini mentoring workshop where I’ll aim to inspire them and help them build the self-belief and confidence to pursue their ideas and dreams.
The Kids Summer Exhibition
Secondly, we’ll be holding our very own Kids Summer Exhibition in August and are collecting artwork now. The exhibition will be judged by CBBC’s Mark Rhodes and there’s a £100 creativity goodie basket to win! More info on how to enter below, I cannot wait to see the art!
Kids will become a major part of Holly & Co and so I’m thrilled to have kicked it all off by making the shop all about the souls of the future, but with my two dearest right next to me! Hope you will all get involved now and in the future – let’s do this together.
Holly & Co Kids Summer Exhibition
This summer we are running our very own Holly & Co Kids Summer Exhibition, and we want your art!
Do you love painting and drawing? Do you have lots of dreams and ideas that you like to show on paper? We want to see your very best, most colourful and exciting artwork, which we will display in our pop-up gallery at the Holly & Co Work/Shop during August!
The exhibition will be judged by CBBC’s Mark Rhodes with an amazing creativity hamper for the winner worth £100!
To enter, please send or bring your art to the Holly & Co Work/Shop in St Margarets by August 9th. Please include your name, age and contact information. The winner will be contacted when the exhibition ends at the end of August and the prize will be sent out to them! Open to kids up to 14 years old. There’s no brief except be creative!