Here We ARE

29 July 2022

We hosted a creative presentation exploring the lives and experiences of the children who attended the Blue Coat Charity School, with young people who have experience of the care system.

In 2022, a group of young people, through the Kinship Carers Charity in Liverpool, met weekly to participate in workshops with dance artist Paula Hampson. Together they explored the lives and experiences of the children who once attended the Blue Coat Charity School when Liverpool was at its height as a global port city.

The young people engaged creatively with archive material, to interpret and share their ideas through movement, visual art, and creative writing to reimagine the lost stories and unheard voices of the past. These workshops culminated in a special movement performance at the Bluecoat with artist Paula Hampson.


Alani, Charlotte, Ebony, Erin, Evie, Inaya, Molly and Sadie.

Looked After Children

This event is part of our Looked After Children project exploring the history of our building as a charity school and the lives of the children who called it home.