About Future of Fashion Camp

Join us for 3 days to have a go at making your own clothing. You’ll learn about the processes to make your own clothes and how to break the rules for a sustainable future.

Who can attend?

This camp is suitable for young people living in Barnsley aged 11 – 16 who are eligible for free school meals

What should I expect?

Day One

From day one you’ll be learning hands on how clothes are designed. You’ll play with patterns and understand the role clothes play in our lives from functional to creative expression. By the end of the first day, you’ll have a go at designing your own garment with the first prototype ready to model.

Day Two

Return rested and ready to make. Today we’ll have a go piecing our garments together on the sewing machines. You’ll learn how to tweak your design to work better for you and leave with a finished piece ready to embellish.

Day Three

Now that you’re a design pro, we’ll add elements to your design that go beyond function and structure. You’ll learn how to screen print, design iron-on elements and how to make your garments digital.

 

Healthy Food and Physical Activity

You will get a delicious healthy lunch everyday. Also, you will learn how to cook a tasty meal once a week! As well as  you will get a hour of physical activity daily for example, team games and outdoor activities.

How do I book?

Booking is completed on the Barnsley Council website. To attend this workshop, you must book all three dates. We’ve provided links to each of the three days here:

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Day One

23 August
10 am – 3 pm

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Day Two

24 August
10 am – 3 pm

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Day Three

25 August
10 am – 3 pm

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Camp Leaders

You’re in good hands. All our camp leaders are first aid trained and DBS checked. We have a thorough Safeguarding policy in place with processes to prevent and report any incidents.

Maddison

She/her

Maker-in-Residence

Hi, I’m Maddie and I love music, art and most of all, food. I spend my days reading and playing the drums because I think it’s important to express the way you feel by doing the things you love. I want to make the world a healthier place physically, and mentally through the minds of young people.

Brandon

He/him

Maker-in-Residence

Hi, I’m Brandon I want the world to be equal and I like listening to other people’s beliefs and opinions, I love animals and I care about all size animals from horses to turtles, I really like Dolly’s deserts.

Isabel

She/her

Maker-in-Residence

Hello, I’m Isabel and I like art, baking and cooking! I am passionate about helping the environment and we can all do this by growing our own food and buying eco-friendly fashion items! To learn more about being environmentally friendly, come along to our Future Food and Future Fashion holiday camp!

Millie

She/her

Maker-in-Residence

Hi, I’m Millie. I love art, food, animals (especially elephants) and music. Life is as good as your mindset so come and support our ‘Future of Food’ holiday camp so that we can improve the mental and physical well-being of young people.

Rachel Starkey

she/her

Learning Facilitator

I’m an education student who is interested in empowerment through information and confidence. I want people and communities to share their value and knowledge to shape spaces, places and groups.

Location

Each day you’ll meet your camp leaders in the reception at DMC 01. You’ll get to explore the new MakerLab across the street. For our physical activity, we’ll walk to the HOPE in the Community Allotment where we’ll learn about growing our own food.

 

What is Healthy Holidays?

The Healthy Holidays clubs run from Monday 25 July to Friday 26 August, with a range of fantastic clubs taking place across Barnsley boroughs through the summer.

Each club includes a range of fun activities for children to enjoy, such as cookery, arts and crafts, gymnastics, team sports, outdoor activities and much more. A delicious healthy meal is also provided.

Children who receive benefit-related free school meals are entitled to a free place at all the Healthy Holiday clubs, and can book to attend a club every day they’re running (subject to availability).