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Summer School Funded by Children In Need

Summer 2019 sees the return of our Children in Need funded Summer School sessions!  All sessions are free to attend, with refreshments and/or a small lunch included.  If you would prefer to send your child with a lunch you are welcome to do so.  Please do ensure that any allergy information is completed on our sign up form (link below) or discussed with a member of staff at least a week beforehand.

Places are limited to 12 young people per session, if you are unable to attend all sessions please ensure you include those dates when you complete the sign up.


Delivery dates are as follows:


Music Week

Monday 22nd July :: 10am – 2pm

Tuesday 23rd July :: 10am – 2pm

Wednesday 24th July :: 10am – 2pm

Thursday 25th July :: 10am – 2pm

Friday 26th July :: 10am – 2pm


Photography Week

Monday 5th August :: 10am – 2pm

Tuesday 6th August :: 10am – 2pm

Wednesday 7th August :: 10am – 2pm

Thursday 8th August :: 10am – 2pm

Friday 9th August :: 10am – 2pm


Visual Arts Week

Monday 19th August :: 10am – 2pm

Tuesday 20th August :: 10am – 2pm

Wednesday 21st August :: 10am – 2pm

Thursday 22nd August :: 10am – 2pm

Friday 23rd August :: 10am – 2pm


To sign up to these sessions, please follow this link to complete the online sign up form.  Please be advised that you will receive confirmation of completion of the sign up form and then confirmation from a member of our staff via email stating whether a place is booked.





If you are interested in attending any of our sessions below please click through to our sign up form so we know you're coming along!

All sessions are based at our premises on 29a Horsefair Street, Leicester, LE1 5BP - view the map of our location here

We have a limit of 20 young people (aged 8 - 16) per session and you will receive confirmation of a place from a member of Pedestrian staff once the sign up form has been completed.






Are you a Freelance Trainee Practitioner?

This summer sees the return of our Children in Need Summer School sessions and for this year we are looking for some Practitioners with a specialism in creative arts. 

Please see the flyer below for how to apply and the dates you'll need to be available. 






Introducing Building Connections

All of us here at pedestrian want to share details about our recent Building Connections Fund project, funded in partnership by Co-op Foundation and HM Government to tackle loneliness.


“There is no one cause of loneliness and therefore no one solution. That is why we are working alongside a broad range of businesses, voluntary organisations and local councils to ensure that those who feel alone are best supported.”

Mims Davies, Minister for Loneliness.


Being one of the organisations selected to deliver a Building Connections project enabled us to work with numerous local partners to offer activities that would engage discussions into loneliness either through direct conversations or embedding the subject matter into the activities.  Through this fund we delivered two projects: Engage & Envision and Public Spaces.


Engage & Envision

This strand of the project allowed us to work with three partner organisations; Mountfield Youth Lodge, Marriott Primary School, and Visions Centre Oakham. We delivered 3 blocks of 5-week sessions with each organisation, allowing us to deliver a variety of activities based upon the young people working together to co-produce the sessions and decide upon the specialism for each session.  


Engage and Envision sessions engaged with 92 young people and demonstrated a 32% reduction in young people ‘often feeling lonely’.


Building Connections 'Engage and Envision' from Pedestrian on Vimeo.



Public Spaces

Public Spaces enabled us to partner with The Core in Corby to host a 5-day intensive music project. Twelve young people worked with professional musicians, music producers and film makers to create original music and songs, which they recorded and performed to an audience. The young people used the theme of loneliness as a starting point to develop their musical and lyrical ideas. 


Public Spaces demonstrated a positive improvement: in knowledge development regarding loneliness, musical skills, personal and social skills, taking part in activity and sharing work with family, friends and carers. The young people went on to develop a regular group ‘Young Programmers’ supporting The Core with the development of The Festival.

Building Connections - Pedestrian at The Core - Loneliness from Pedestrian on Vimeo.



Both projects assessed impact by utilising the UCLA Loneliness scale measurement tool.


 During both projects we were visibly able to see the changes in the majority of the young people over the five weeks we worked with them, and particularly those with SEN. We feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to work with such incredible young people, help them to feel less lonely and support them with ways to address those feelings.


Perfect Score Resources

We hope you had a great day at Perfect Score and enjoyed looking through the information in your goody bags! If you didn’t get chance to pick one up then you can download the resources provided here:


Artist Management

Career Pack

Creative Careers Links

Leicester Music Opportunities

Music Publishing Info

Music Industry Hand Out


You can also download and recap some of those great tips from Matt Griffiths’ keynote speech:



10 Top Tips


Please remember to also complete one of our short surveys:


For young people

For teachers/parents/carers


If you have any feedback for us or would like any information about Perfect Score or other music making opportunities please email