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Artslink, West Midlands Virtual Schools - Check it out Challenge

Online arts sessions for care experienced young people from Birmingham and Black Country.

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WV Holiday Squad

In these unusual times, with many children having to take an extended break from school and their friends because of coronavirus, we've decided to turn WV Holiday Squad into WV Virtual Squad.

This Easter, the council and its partners won't be able to offer the hundreds of normal activities and events for children and young people that we had hoped to. Instead, we've been thinking hard about how the WV Squad could support children, young people and families who will be staying at home for the foreseeable future. So we are delighted to bring you WV Virtual Squad, packed with ideas about how you can keep active, entertained and amused in the weeks ahead.

You'll find details of 'virtual', on-line activities being offered by local organisations, including arts and crafts and sports and games, as well as links to local and national educational resources which you can use to continue your child's learning journey while they are off school. Please take a look around, find something you fancy having a go at and become part of the WV Virtual Squad today!

Connect & Create

Wolverhampton Virtual School, in conjunction with West Midlands Virtual Schools, is delighted to bring ‘Connect & Create’ to our children and young people in care.

Connect & Create is a new online feature of the Artslink programme, which provides at-home arts & cultural activities specially selected and commissioned for care experienced children & young people. We know that the arts can present a hugely important opportunity for connection and creativity for care experienced CYP and their key adults during this isolating time, as well as helping to continue their learning.

So we hope you will dive in and give it a go – creative challenges, artist demonstrations, career pathways and a gallery to showcase some of the work produced. Activities will be updated regularly, so the site will grow in content, and you can sign up to receive updates.


Artforum is the gallery's group for young people aged 14-25 with an interest in art. You can take part in creative art workshops, trying out new techniques including papermaking, printing, filmmaking and 3D sculpture. It also gives you the chance to explore exhibitions further, see behind the scenes and help out with workshops, music nights and fashion events.

When is Artforum on?

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 5-7pm at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

It’s free and all materials and refreshments are provided.

You don’t need to book or let them know you’re coming - just drop in.

For more information call 01902 552033

Library Services

Across Wolverhampton you can access for free!

What kind of things can I do?

  • You can get a good book to enjoy
  • You can find lots of books to help with your school work
  • You can loan out DVDs, CDs and audio books
  • You can access the internet for free
  • There are lots of fun activities during school holidays. All children and young people in care aged 8 years and over will get their own library card.

For more information visit wolverhampton.gov.uk/ libraries/childrens

Short Breaks Activities

Short Breaks for disabled children and young people are a chance to spend time away from their carer and have a chance to have fun!

The kinds of things you can do on Short Breaks are:

  • Summer activity programme
  • Trips
  • Football coaching
  • Cycle coaching
  • Youth clubs
  • Outdoor pursuits

And lots more!