HUNDREDS of children will be given the chance to gain confidence and embrace their creativity at a summer school for the arts.
Watermans in Brentford is holding Urban Ambush which will offer children and young people from the ages of eight up to 18 an opportunity to work with leading professionals to produce various art mediums, including recycled sculpting, film making, musical theatre, dance, street art and digital art.
There are tickets for 300 people with the aim of building their confidence and developing social skils and creativity.
Urban Ambush comes after last years popular Summer Uni which was similar but had its funding pulled.
Watermans has worked hard to put on this year's summer school in order to give children from the borough the cultural opportunities they may not otherwise get.
Leigh Stops, marketing director at the arts centre, said: "There are about 20,000 young people aged 12 to 18 living in Hounslow and they speak over 100 different languages.
"Many of them have very limited opportunities to interact with culture outside of school. Developing their creativity, sociability and self-esteem through their involvement with arts has real benefits for them, their families and society more generally.
"We also know that such events lead to young people considering new and previously unexplored ideas for education and career paths. And we know the positive difference that arts courses can make to young people because that’s what they’ve told us when we’ve asked."
Heathrow Communities for Youth has provided the majority of the funding for Urban Ambush. Regular customers have also donated money and printing press manufacturer Heidelburg are printing Urban Ambush flyers for free.
The courses will run from July 29 for three weeks. Tickets start at £50 for the week on the early bird deal which opens on May 20. Go to watermans.org.uk for tickets and more information.