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ABC is a 6 month green arts programme that supports young people 12-17 to harness their gifts, skills & talents


Welcome to ABC: A Journey of Creative Discovery for Teen Girls

It's as easy as ABC!

What is ABC?:

ABC is an exciting 6-month cultural arts project designed for teen girls aged 12 to 17.
Produced by Girl Grind UK CIC in collaboration with the Duke of Edinburgh and Blackwell
Adventure, and generously funded by United by Legacy.

What to Expect:

Join us this summer (August 2024) for an unforgettable experience as we embark on a
creative and cultural journey with 25 participants. Through our GROWNISH initiative, ABC
offers a unique blend of activities, including a 5-day, 4-night residential experience and up to
15 hours of guided volunteering.

What’s On Offer:

On ABC, participants will delve into a diverse array of creative workshops in music, dance,
and drama, alongside essential life skills sessions covering financial well-being, active
citizenship, and healthy relationships. Our program is packed with thrilling activities such as
outdoor cooking, camping, hiking, canoeing, zip lining, archery, and more, all designed to
unlock each individual's fullest creative potential.

Empowering Growth:

ABC encourages participants to embrace their journey towards becoming the best version of
themselves while defining their role within their community. Through our partnership with the
Duke of Edinburgh, participants will receive a valuable CV-boosting certificate upon
completion, along with cherished memories and lasting friendships.

Our Commitment:

Nestled within 52 acres of picturesque land at Blackwell Adventure, we are dedicated to
fostering an environment where young people can be themselves, thrive and stay active.

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What is ABC?

  • Art Break Challenge (ABC) is an exciting 6 month arts program that supports young girls aged 12 - 17. This includes a 5 day, 4 night residential. Art Break Challenge (ABC) is an exciting 6 month arts program that supports young girls aged 12 - 17 proudly funded by United by 2022 Legacy Charity. 

  • Through our GROWNISH initiative, Girl Grind UK CIC has partnered with the Duke of Edinburgh and collaborated with Blackwell Adventure to deliver an unforgettable experience as we embark on a creative and cultural journey with 25 participants. You can find more information about the program by visiting our website page


Who will be present at the residential?

  • There will be 25 participants, 4 onsite Camp leaders, pastoral and a qualified nurse who will be onsite with participants 24/7. Your Girl GrindUK Crew will also be present across days throughout the stay.


When will the program start?

The program will run for 6 months with a one week residential on 12 August 2024 to 16 August 2024


What will my child be doing whilst at the residential?

  • During the residential participants will take part in a range of workshops and activities including zip lining, kayaking, cooking, archery, dance. The Creative workshop will include drama, music & movement.


Where will the residential take place?

  • The residential will take place at Blackwell Adventure in Bromsgrove. 

Address: Blackwell Court, Agmore Rd, Blackwell, Bromsgrove B60 1PY

Phone: 0121 445 1285


How do I apply for my child/ren?


How will the participants get to the residential?

  • All participants will meet at Girl Grind UK offices, 141 Newhall St, Birmingham B3 1SF, the morning of the residential and will travel by coach to Blackwell Adventure. 

  • You have the option to drop your child at Blackwell Adventure, which can be communicated to us


How will the participants leave the residential?

  • On departure on the Friday afternoon, the residential participants will travel back to Girl Grind UK offices to be met by parents and carers for pick up.

  • You have the option to pick up your child from Blackwell Adventure, which can be communicated to us


How much is the residential?

  • The program is proudly funded by United by 2022 Legacy. There is no cost for staying at Blackwell or activities taken part in.  For this experience we have valued the cost per child stay at the residential around £450


Can I contact my child whilst they are away?

  • Participants will be welcome to contact parents or carers via their phone whilst in the manor. Whilst doing activities we will ask that phones are left at the Manor accommodation.

  • Parents can come to the site and will be able to see the child of they wish to. This is best to arrange and communicate with the Project Manager, Junelle  07931434132


I have missed the deadline to apply, can I still apply?

  • You can still apply however you application may be put into a waitlist. Please contact us via email 

  • We do anticipate the program coming back for 2025 and run through out the school year in line with holiday camps.


My child turns 12 after the deadline of the application but before the program starts can they still apply?

  • Yes they can. The child will need to be aged 12 by the date of the residential, 12th August 2024. Application closes 28th June. Please visit for the link to the application. 


My child turns 18 during the program. Can they apply?

  • Unfortunately they would not be able to apply but if they are interested in a career in the music industry they can apply to our She Don Did It! project which takes place over 4 weeks in August 2024.

You can find more information on our website


My child has access needs, would they be able to apply?

  • Yes they can apply, please contact us as we would like to look at anyway we can support their access needs, 

  • We will create a unique learning plan with the young person in mind, supported by their current access plan and requirements and things they might like to add in order to make their stay more comfortable for them. This will be done in confidence and prior to the camp , only relevant members of staff will be made aware of any access needs ie - the CEO, Project Manager and there camp leader would know.


What do I need?

  • Once your application is successful parents and carers will be invited to an information evening where you will issue an information booklet and in this it will have a kit list.

This will take place at Girl Grind UK offices, Assay Studio, 141 Newhall St, Birmingham B3 1SF, Monday 22nd July 5pm



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