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Teen Trade Schools are designed by teenagers to share skills with each other in exchange for simple barter items.

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Sessions at 5 Porters Avenue, Dagenham, RM9 5YS

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#CoconutCare #ForYourHair

Tuesday 25 June | 4.00 - 6.00pm

Discover how to nurture your hair using coconut and other natural oils. Using plants picked right here in Barking and Dagenham, Teens from local schools will show us how to blend shampoo and a nourishing hair oil spray.

Barter Items:

1. A flower

2. A positive quote

3. Tell us your favourite scent

4. A smile

 

#JollofRiceAndSides

Tuesday 16 July | 4.00 - 6.00pm

Teens from local schools will be showing us how to make the West African favourite Jollof rice, a tomato based rice dish that goes with everything! We’ll be whipping up plantain and enjoying a meal together in the sunshine.

Barter Items:

1. Share your favourite recipe

2. A smile

3. A positive quote

4. A flower

 

#WigLife

Tuesday 30 July | 4.00 - 6.00pm

Come along to a practical demonstration of wig making! Teens will be showing you how to construct a natural looking wig. It’s a great skill to have if you want to change your hairstyle, create wigs for costumes, photo shoots or fun!

Barter Items:

1. A picture of your favourite hairstyle

2. A positive attitude

3. A smile

4. Fruit

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#NaturalSkinCare

Tuesday 9 July | 4.00 - 6.00pm

Make sure your skin care routine is on point! Only natural ingredients only and a chance to save some money. Teens from local schools will be showing us how to whip up the four essential skin care products; face wash, cleanser, toner and moisturiser.

Barter Items:

1. A flower

2. A positive quote

3. Tell us your favourite scent

4. A smile

 

#AfrobeatsFitness

Wednesday 24 July | 4.00 - 6.00pm

Parsloes Park, 333 Ivy house Rd, Dagenham RM9 5SA

Come down to Parsloes Park for an energetic dance fitness session! Teens from local schools will be mixing our love of athletics and Afrobeats to take you through an energetic exercise routine.

Barter Items:

1. Fruit

2. A bottle of water

3. A soft drink

4. Song recommendations

#CupcakesAndSmoothies

Friday 2 August | 4.00 - 6.00pm

Come and learn how to make healthy smoothies and tasty cupcakes! Whilst the cupcakes bake. Teens from local schools will show us how to make the famous Green Smoothie and a delicious berry smoothie that goes great with cake!

Barter Items:

1. Favourite cake recipe

2. A smile

3. Fruit

4. A positive quote