HPA At The Green Festival

Last weekend, HPA assisted local charity Escape2Make with their brand-new Green Festival, which was held all day Saturday the 28th of August.

The aim of our stall was to promote the Architecture Youth Group’s messages and show off all our members’ hard work and creativity. It was also the perfect opportunity to circulate our vision boards for a grounded E2M Architecture Group space – which is solely dedicated to providing the charity with a stable, unmoving base to call home.

Our dedicated architect, Emma Newport, arrived early to set up the stall and prepare activities for visitors. She was assisted by three participants from the E2M Architecture Youth Group, which we regularly collaborate, design, and facilitate weekly workshops for (more information on which can be explored here).

These vision boards were kindly created by HPA’s recent work experience student: Kerry (who is also a member of the E2M Architecture Group), and can be seen in the image below. Alongside these, there was a competition to handcraft the tallest tower using cocktail sticks and playdough.

All events contributing to the Festival came together on the Saturday to support and learn about one another’s values. E2M were implicit with their low carbon stalls and vendors – with a peddle ice cream cart showcasing this perfectly. The sunshine made the day all the more enjoyable, with families picnicking in the greens of Scotch Quarry, watching the creative minds parade Recyclops (a recycled Chinese dragon) and taking part in other fun activities such as willow weaving, listening to live acoustic music, and eagerly awaiting the bicycle raffle.

HPA have been facilitating E2M’s Architecture Youth Group since 2018, and our aim is to provide opportunities for young people to learn about built environment in a way that is practical but still engaging, to inspire the future generations.

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