Young people and children are integral to our work. We see it as their right to be active participants and play an active part in creating the narrative of our activities and new gallery due to open in 2025, as well being a part of creating the future of Southwark and Peckham.

Embedded in our projects and exhibitions we provide a range of activities for young people and children of all ages to learn, participate and engage with our programme.

Our learning offer currently consists of delivering Art Awards with local schools, and our Youth Platform for young people aged 16-22.

As we developing new learning activities that you will be able to access both online and in person.
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Youth Platform

Join our Youth Platform, a group of young creatives living, studying or working in Peckham and Southwark

Youth Platform


We are currently developing new accessible activities and creative resources for families.

Please get in touch if you want to support us in developing this work and join our mailing list to be the first to find out about new family activities.

image of a child at Peckham Platform sitting at a table making something out of clay. There is a yellow board behind them with pictures on it.


We currently work with local schools to deliver Arts Awards. This programme supports the whole school environment, it activates the art provision and has a positive effect across the whole school community. Our team provideds the school new recourses, creative ideas, artists, technical skills, materials and wellbeing providing everyone to think and make creatively – both school management, teachers and the young people taking part in the Arts Awards.

We run Arts Awards with schools as it gives young people the inspiration and tools to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible. Young people are directly able to implement their ideas and given a platform to share them beyond the school walls and gain valuable experience of working with a local cultural organisation.

We currently run Discover, Explore and Bronze level Arts Awards and are always on the lookout for other groups who are interested in achieving an Arts Award.

Please contact our Learning Coordinator at and we can discuss all of your options.

You can find out more about the Arts Award here.

  • “...really good for their mental health... It got us working as a team again.. it was really good to do an activity and realise that you learn as well from making mistakes and that actually you discover something new”


    Highshore School 2021

  • “The curriculum is so fixed and we realised that the process of making is so calming. It was nice to get messy and get our hands dirty.”


    Highshore School 2021

  • “Because we were doing Arts Award it validated us being able to do Art. It legitamised it because we were working with Peckham Platform."


    Highshore School 2021

  • Art always gets cut back and during Covid it really got put on the back burner. This Arts Award meant that we could do it and get a qualification for them as well. It was no longer seen as indulgent and frivolous”


    Highshore School 2021

  • “This is an extra dimension for the students to talk about and it extends their creative ideas. This opportunity to achieve an Arts Award also helps us participate local community art.”


    Highshore School 2021


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    Artist Talk: Kathrin Böhm, Money Making Machines and Other Useful Contraptions

    Kathrin Böhm explores issues of distribution of wealth, community economies, local currencies and the economics of mental health.

    Film: Peckham Promenade by Janette Parris

    Film created by Janette Parris with thanks to students and tutors at Harris Academy Peckham.

    Pencil shavings pinned to the wall as part of A Dog in the Playground exhibition

    Publication: A Dog in the Playground

    This publication explores teaching in classrooms as a socially engaged artistic practice, by looking at the role of the teacher as artist.


    Meet the socially engaged artists working with our communities in Peckham

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