Have a go: fortnightly art therapy at the Elsternwick Estate

Have a go is a fortnightly arts, music and movement series of workshops for children and
their families living on the Elsternwick Estate. The classes are run by a qualified art
therapist who works with the children to explore their emotional and inner life in a safe
environment. This program has been running successfully and is now in it’s ninth year . A
fundamental principle of community development is consistency and over this time we
have built up both trust and also very strong links into this community .
The project is a collaboration between ESNLC and the Bayside Library Service who
provide a mobile library service to the estate at the same time. There are also a couple
of volunteers who tutor school aged children in their chosen subjects. We are very keen
to continue running this project and see the benefits to the families very clearly . Another
benefit is collaborating with the Bayside Library Service.
Although ESNLC is technically in the City of Port Phillip, it is geographically very close to the Elsternwick housing Estate.
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