BBC Children in need project for disabled young people

BBC Children in Need has funded the Film and Video Workshop to work with young people with have a EHCP in the Greater London area.

Applications are open now for workshops taking place for now to Dec 2023, apply here

We will come to your organisation, club, school etc and work with a class or small group of students. They can be of any age from 6 to 25. We will adapt the workshop to fit to your particular needs and can focus the project around any theme or area of study.

During the workshop the young people come up with an idea and develop a storyboard. We then help them create the artwork and teach them how to animate and bring their story to life. Finally, the young people will add a soundtrack and share their films online with their friends and family.

The funding has been raised to help young people with three key areas;

  1. Building self-confidence and self-esteem, particularly around their ability to express themselves through a creative medium
  2. Team working skills
  3. Increase the student’s independence and self-advocacy. Specifically in the area of choosing and deciding

Key points:

  • The workshop should take place out of school hours.
  • This project is for organisations working with young people with special needs (preferably with an EHCP)

The workshop should run for around 5 visits and these can be days or part days

What managers say about past projects:

-With the animation workshops, some students expressed themselves through animation as never before. (Heather Gordon – Springhallow School)

-The tutor was excellent and kept the children engaged. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will take away many new skills. Would definitively recommend! (Carolyn Wright – Castledon School)

-The children excelled in ways I did not know about them. Really brilliant. The staff enjoyed it too! (Mary Farmer – The Cedars)

Example films we have helped special school children make

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