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Creative Careers Day

DASH, The Hive and Shropshire Inclusive Dance hosted a Creative Careers Day for a group of sixth form arts students from Thomas Adams School in Wem as part of Discover! Creative Careers Week.

The organisations held various talks and activities to demonstrate the variety of opportunties and pathways available in the arts sector and to inspire the students to pursue creative careers.

DASH's Operations Director, Paula Dower, began the session with an overview of DASH's aims, projects and roles. Following this, local artist and DASH trustee Tanya Raabe lead an interactive session involving portrait drawing on acetate sheets.

The students were then asked to write their job aspirations on their portraits and the drawings were placed together to symbolise their ambitions and goals. We hope we have inspired Shropshire's younger generation to pursue a creative future!

Acetate portraits