Pre NEET workshops
This project is mainly for schools working with young people aged 14-19 in the boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Havering and Newham. However we also have some places available for other areas.
Free Animation Workshop & Student support
You are invited to apply for a free animation workshop funded by the ESF/SFA. This scheme is for young people who are having difficulties at school and offers an exciting and creative experience with built in careers support. The project is in two parts, the first is an animation workshop and the second is one-to-one support. Typically the workshop runs once a week for a couple of hours over 4 weeks in curriculum time, and the one-to-one sessions start shortly after and run for a further two terms, (including a school presentation session). We can work with up to 20 students at a time and use a tutor/student ratio of 1:4.
Our workshop leader is BAFTA award winning Kevin Griffiths
Kevin leads a team of professional animators with extensive experience of working with young people, (inc CRB and child protection training). The workshop will run at your school and we will bring everything we need with us. The workshop will introduce the young people to animating, editing and recording sound. Each student will have their own broadcast standard animation station and make their own animation that will be presented to them on DVD and placed on Vimeo.
Each young person will also receive 2 terms of 1-2-1 sessions. The session start shortly after the workshop and continue over the following two terms. The sessions will take place once a fortnight although not every student need come each time. Students will be helped to develop a series of personal goals and to build a careers model. The aim is to to look holistically at the young persons’s life and help them reinvigorate their school performance.
The workshop is free to the school as long as our funding requirements are met, these are:
• The students are potentially NEET; (potentially not entering employment or FE at 16, in danger of being excluded, truanting, behavioural difficulties, disruptive etc).
• The young people are between the ages of 14 and 19.
• The young people live in the required areas.