Local parents group PITS (Parents Intervention takes a Stand) celebrated their summer of fun and achievement with an exhibition of photos in the City Centre.
The exhibition included photos taken by young people during summer workshops, along side images by photographer Anwar Suliman, showing all the different activities the PITS group had made happen. These included a trip to the Slavery Museum in Liverpool, music and dance workshops, and the clean up at Denholm Close playground.
Parents, children and special guests gathered on 19th October to open the exhibition, at the new Voluntary Action Sheffield Building, the Circle. Parents spoke with passion about what they had done, saying;
“This is just the beginning, we’ve done a lot, but now we want to get on with providing positive activities for our young people.”
There were a lot of people to thank, which showed how much support the group had gathered around them, from workers at Verdon Recreation Centre, to Streetworx and the Council. Local resident Sophie Mei, who featured on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in 2007, was a guest speaker. “I’m really proud of the area I come from. Pitsmoor is full of talent, and we’ve got to tell people about it,” she said.
Through the summer the PITS group have been working to set themselves up, they now have a constitution and an office at Verdon Street. They are also running three sessions for young people per week. Their sights are still set on sorting out Denholme Close playground, and on accessing the training to provide young people with activities in the long term.
Contact PITS for more information: 07949 836 918
Weekly sessions – at Verdon Recreation Centre and the Furnival
Wednesday 6-8pm – Breakdance and streetdance, drama
Friday 6-8pm – Breakdance and photography
Saturday 6-8pm – Music workshop