GLASGOW school kids can let their creativity shine with the help of new art packs that have been donated to local schools. 

Easterhouse-based Platform Arts Centre dropped off over 2000 packs at six East End schools, each with quality art materials and activity booklets to improve artistic flare and inspire the youngsters. 

Packs were received by Avenue End Primary, Sunnyside Primary, Oakwood Primary, St Rose of Lima Primary, St Benedict’s Primary and Aultmore Park Primary. 

Platform’s Art Manager Matt Addicott and Visual Arts Programmer Margaret McCormick visited St Benedict’s Primary in Easterhouse to present the packs to headteacher Mrs Parkinson and pupils, Ellie, Tia, Ryan and Joey.Glasgow Times:

Matt said: “We’re really happy to be in the position to gift such a large number of art packs to local school children. We secured funding earlier in the year and felt that with creativity and visual art being a huge part of Platform, this was a wonderful way to share what we do with our local community.

“The materials are top quality and, if taken good care of, will last a long time. Everyone has the same set and due to being accompanied by matching activities, they are completely self-contained – no internet needed and it’s a case of just getting started!”

Every St Benedict's pupil got their own pack, for use in school and at home. They contain colouring pencils, watercolour paints, brushes, oil pastels, drawing pencils, a sharpener and an A4 sketch book. There are also step-by-step activities for the budding young artists to complete. 

P7 pupil and School Captain Tia said: “It’s a good opportunity to get into art more”. P4 pupil Ryan said: “I like my pack and will use it a lot”.