Creative media workshops for 11-15 year olds

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

HOW HAS COOKE’S CREW RUN IN THE PAST?

From September 2020 Cooke’s Crew alternated between Zoom sessions and in-person workshop activities for 12 weeks over the COVID-19 lockdow. Social distancing measures were in place for 10 participants who got to work in a supportive & welcoming environment with professional filmmakers to get hands-on experiences in creative digital media.

Participants explored a variety of different art forms – From SFX makeup and scriptwriting to animation, acting, sound design, photography & more.

CHECK OUT OUR GALLERY OF COOKE'S CREW ACTIVITY FROM THE LAST FEW YEARS

A group of young people taking part in a online Cooke's Crew Workshop

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for our brand-new Cooke's Crew course starting on 1st June 2022!

COOKE’S CREW will be taking place twice in 2022! Our first cohort takes place from 1st June with Guiseppe and Matthew from Northern production company Film on the Brain and the second kicks off in July with animation artist Dr Michaela French!
 
The theme of this years project will be ‘Outside’ so get ready to go out on location as we explore our outdoor spaces! 

Click on the application button above to find out more info like course dates!

Please be aware limited places are available & priority will be given to those in the Barrow area. Successful placements will be confirmed by phone.

WORKSHOPS WILL TAKE PLACE FROM COOKE’S STUDIO’S, 104 ABBEY RD.

  • A legal adult or guardian will need to fill in the application form
  • All staff have enhanced-level DBS checks & have completed thorough safeguarding training
  • Workshops are expected to go outside on location in 2022 so please understand be prepared to wear sensible outdoor clothing

*Please contact us if this is not possible & we’ll see what we can do to help!

For more information, please call 01229 838 592 or email jo@signalfilmandmedia.co.uk

Cooke’s Crew has been running for over 6 years now and is funded by People’s Health Trust & The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Cooke’s Crew is entirely free and open to young residents of the Barrow particularly in the wards of Ormsgill, Walney South, Hindpool, Central, Barrow Island & Risedale.

Although young people inherently learn digital skills through using social media, computer games and access at school, in areas of social deprivation this does not translate to acquiring the variety of essential skills and knowledge about how to use technology productively – to improve life chances and to access job opportunities.

Check out examples and tests of our young people’s work below which was made during the 2021 lockdown! 

“I’m excited to give our students so much power in choosing what they’ll be learning this term to really co-produce what I anticipate will be wonderful work.

Everyone worked so creatively via Zoom this summer but I’m thrilled to be able to welcome students back into the classroom finally too.

– Kezz Turner, Cooke’s Crew Project Manager 2021

PAST Cooke's crew productions& behind the scenes films

COOKE'S CREW 2017-18

See the project page for Cooke's Crew 2017-18

COOKE'S CREW 2016-17

See the project page for Cooke's Crew 2016-17

PAST HIGHLIGHTS