ABOUT THE SORRELL FOUNDATION
Frances and John Sorrell set up the Sorrell Foundation in 1999 with the aim of inspiring creativity in young people. Previously, they ran Newell and Sorrell, an international design business, and wanted to use their professional experience to help join up the worlds of education and design.
The National Art&Design Saturday Club was inspired by the Saturday classes they both attended at their local art schools when they were 14 years old.
The Sorrell Foundation’s programmes link schoolchildren with tutors and students at universities and colleges, and with professional designers, artists and architects. These programmes complement the curriculum and develop young people’s talents, life skills and confidence.
Over the last 15 years, the Foundation has worked with 10,000 young people across the UK on a range of programmes including: Joinedupdesignforschools, the Young Design Programme, Myplace and Design Out Crime, as well as the National Art&Design Saturday Club.
Currently, the Foundation is pioneering Creative Career Visits, a programme of one-day visits to creative businesses for 14-16 year olds.