Getting in the trend for free holiday fun…

Trend Youth Cafe are running a series of FREE Upcycling craft sessions over the summer holidays. Come along and make something upcycled and Trend’y!

The popular trend Upcycling cafe in Newport’s High Street, which offers a unique place for students to go after college, is opening its doors throughout the summer holidays.

Each session will provide young people aged between 8-14 the materials and support to make an upcycled creation they can take home with them. From CD weaving to treasure boxes – there will be glue, paint, glitter and more. Parents or carers of children under 13 must complete a simple registration form.

Sessions run from 10:30 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:30 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays starting on Wednesday 27th July 2016.

The trend youth cafe opening in December 2014 in Newport’s High Street, and has given hundreds of young people a safe place to go after college and school. The cafe is an idea from the Island’s Footprint Trust charity, known by many for its work with young people in schools and older people through its energy conservation projects.

This cafe is rather different from any other you are likely to come across. One reason is that it is specifically aimed at those aged 11 to 20 years old, the other being that it specialises in Upcycling old safe items into designer trendy items! Recently the trend cafe ran a week of activities highlighting alcohol awareness, which was attended by 70 young people.

You can find out more about the project at and follow them on or phone 01983 716766.

The Footprint Trust has been awarded funding by the Isle of Wight Council’s Youth Offer and the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner, over a three-year period, to run the trend Project.

To find out about all the Youth Offer projects see