Nate Pearce, 11, takes part in the project.
MORE than 50 Islanders took part in an art project designed to highlight slavery and exploitation.
The Inspiring Women group joined the international Red Sand Project, an art installation which sees red sand poured in cracks in the pavement to raise awareness of trafficked and exploited people who fall through the cracks in society.
The event was held in St Thomas’s Square, Newport.
Donna Jones, founder of the group, said the project was about using art to raise awareness of vulnerable groups who are at risk of exploitation, often as a result of poverty and lack of education.
Donna said: "We had a range of ages participating but the young people were very responsive and passionate about what they could do — and were shocked when they heard the statistics."
The group hopes to replicate the project in Ryde next year.