So for three weeks, a group of six young people from working class backgrounds have been meeting at Norwood Allotments to design, build and decorate their very own pizza oven from the foundations up.
One of our aims for this project was to increase work prospects for the young people we work with. Through our sessions and conversations, we’ve discovered a wide range of ambitions from Adam (20) who studies catering at college and wants to own his own restaurant one day to Kieran who’s in his last year of school, has thrown himself into the build, and wants to go into joinery.
We’ve got two weeks left to go – one week of build and the final week of cooking and eating pizza. True to Bright Box style, we’ve taken considerable care to gather feedback and listen closely to the group to assess their needs. All our data point conclusively to a strong desire for pepperoni and some considerable dissent over the appropriateness of pineapple as a pizza topping. We’ll let you know how that works out.
Special thanks to Mike Scown from Art House Sheffield for facilitating our build.
And thank you to our funders…