With the support of Animate, pupils from five participating primary schools across West Kent created an extraordinary cardboard installation of Rio’s favela homes.

Over 600 houses were made entirely out of paper and cardboard to create Rio’s favela town which was then installed in the Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks. Hosting an exhibition in a flagship gallery in Kent, a professional visual arts space highlights the quality of the work the children created and is an empowering experience to take part in. The exhibition is FREE and open to the public between the 13th – 31st July, so go and check out this amazing cardboard favela!

With the installation of a favela, young people involved in the project explore and learn about the different communities and cultures in Brazil. With Rio 2016 around the corner, it is an opportunity to deepen pupils’ understanding of how some communities live in Brazil. The project celebrates Rio’s colourful culture and anticipates the excitement during the build up to the Olympic Games 2016.

The project is part of the INSPIRE legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games and encourages leadership and creativity in young people.