Getting a buzz out of selling graffiti art

PUBLISHED: 16:00 27 June 2012

'Connexions' students Jamie Fisher, Ben Broomhall, Dale Morton and Harry Farrell.

'Connexions' students Jamie Fisher, Ben Broomhall, Dale Morton and Harry Farrell.

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A GROUP of enterprising youngsters has helped sell graffiti art as part of a new scheme to get unemployed 16-18-year-olds vocational qualifications.

Learning Partnership West has run a five-week course which gives young people an award for employability in enterprise.

One group of youngsters sourced artwork before organising a day of selling them at an exhibition at the Healthy Living Centre in Lonsdale Avenue on Weston’s Bournville estate on Friday.

Jadia Aldred, senior team manager at Learning Partnership West, said: “They were absolutely delighted. For some it is the first time they have had any real success. It gave them a real buzz.

“People who bought some of the art posted on Facebook to say they were delighted and were really supportive.”

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