Art Room Opens at Serennu Children's Centre thanks to Blackwood Engineering Grant


We are extremely pleased to officially announce that our Serennu Art Room is now open to be enjoyed by our Children and Young People. 

The new Art Room at Serennu Children's Centre has opened thanks to a grant from The Blackwood Engineering Trust. This funding was able to fully furnish the new room in order to help provide art therapy at Serennu.

Art Therapy is important for our children and young people as it offers them the opportunity of self-expression as well as helping them to communicate if they have trouble expressing their thoughts and feelings verbally.

The space will also be used by the Local Health Board's Community Health Play Specialist Service which is aimed at children and young people with procedural anxiety. Providing face-to-face input around preparation and post-procedural support on a one-to-one basis. The service uses play, among other therapeutic techniques to aid understanding and to help cope with medical procedures for children and young people. 

Sparkle Leisure Team Lead Sara Filer said:

"The new art room facility at Serennu Children's Centre will enable children and young people to express themselves creatively. We have been able to purchase essential furniture that meets the needs of our children and young people, a variety of resources and arts and crafts materials, including innovative technology, to support and engage as many children and young people as possible." 


A big thank you to The Blackwood Engineering Trust for funding this vital new facility!