Young People

Young people are a key part of Gloucester Cathedral

Young people are a key part of the Gloucester Cathedral community, and we work with them to help them identify and achieve their potential. We are striving to increase our active engagement with children and young people by 25% between the period of 2019 and 2024; part of this includes development of our work experience and apprenticeship opportunities, as well as building on our existing links with local education providers. Below are some resources that are aimed at young people, but are accessible for all ages.

Downloadable guide to drawing

Drawing is a great way to build a transferrable skillset for everyday life (such as critical thinking, observation and problem solving), but many individuals have also reported that it can lead to increased self-confidence and reduced anxiety. We’re worked alongside Gloucester-based artist, Adam Davis, to create this free downloadable resource, which has been designed by Lost & Found Creative Communications. It will guide you through some fun new drawing techniques, with plenty of examples to give you some inspiration.

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Community rainbow bunting resource

During lockdown, we worked with community artist Jo Teague, sponsored by Gloucester Culture Trust, to develop this new resource which shows you how to make your very own colourful bunting.

Watch the videoDownload the guide

Circus skills at home with Mark Abbott

Have you ever tried your hand at circus skills before? Well, now’s your chance, because local creative Mark Abbott has put together a series of accessible films that show us how to get started. The first video will teach you juggling skills, whilst the second will teach you about plate spinning!

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Eco-Hero cartoon drawing and colouring in sheets by Hannah Shaw

Design your very own superhero with the help of this fantastic handout created by Hannah Shaw. What will their super-power be? Maybe they’ll recycle all litter, or perhaps they’ll plant trees to increase biodiversity – you decide!

Download the handout

Family holiday crafts

If you’re looking for things to do over the school holidays, why not try one of these craft activities? All of the resources are free to download. Happy creating!

Create a doodle bookMake a paper helicopterMake a bug hotelTry leaf-paintingMake a paint brushGo moth-watchingMake a scrap-book

Case study: Coram Boy

In 2019, we worked in partnership with Jenny Wren Productions and The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham to stage the first ever outdoor production of Jamila Gavin’s ‘Coram Boy’. It involved a diverse cast of over 50 young people and adults, attracting audiences of almost 1000 people. A key outcome of the project was that over 200 young people engaged with the arts, learning new skills and developing their creativity.

Coram Boy

Need someone to talk to?

tic+chat is an anonymous, 1-2-1 support service for young people aged 9-25 living in Gloucestershire. Speak to their friendly team about anything that's troubling you. No problem is too big or too small. Call 0300 303 8080 to chat with one of their team members over the phone OR Live message chat online via

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tic+ also have a Parent Support & Advice line, which is free, anonymous and confidential.

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