Over the summer I have been making links with Pinc college who are a specialist creative education college based within Yorkshire Museum in York for neurodivergent young people aged between 16-25. They also offer courses in arts based spaces in Halifax, Leeds and Bradford. A short video about Pinc is below:
Students from York Pinc came to YSJ campus in June to exhibit their artwork at the York Autism Community Of Practice. The community of practice is hosted by York St John and facilitated by a group of YSJ academic staff who are interested in neurodiversity – Sue Mesa (Occupational Therapy), Lorna Hamilton (Psychology), Jonathan Vincent (Education) and Hilary Conroy (Social Work/Counselling). Information about the community of practice can be found here:
Some photographs of the students exceptional artwork can be seen below:
We were so impressed with the artwork and keen for others to see it, that we borrowed it from Pinc to further displayed it at Quiet Pride in August which was also hosted at YSJ.
Pinc students have also agreed for us to display their art work and their written descriptions of what it represents at YSJ for the start of term. It is currently displayed on the Occupational Therapy notice boards on the second floor of DeGrey building. YSJOT student’s please do go and have a look before we have to return it to Pinc in October! We are very much looking forward to maintaining this new collaboration with Pinc which is an excellent example of inclusive education.
Follow Pinc on Twitter with the following twitter handle @pinccollege