Creative media workshops for 11-15 year olds
APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR OUR EXCITING NEW COURSE IN AUGUST 2023
Join us for our Cooke’s Crew short filmmaking course on Thursdays throughout August! Led by professional Director & Scriptwriter Karen Bird, young people will learn filmmaking skills in a series of workshops before making their own short film!
It’s free, no previous experience is needed & you’ll be in a safe and supported environment.
Workshops will start at Signal Film and Media, Cooke’s Studios, 102-104 Abbey Road, Barrow in Furness but we will be going out on location as part of this course so please be prepared to bring wet weather clothing and sensible footwear! Please bring a packed lunch and water bottle, snacks will be provided.
Start your filmmaking journey here!
Thur 3rd August (workshops) 10am- 3.00pm
Thur 10th August (workshops) 10am- 3.00pm
Thur 17th August (workshops) 10am- 3.00pm
Thur 24th August (workshops) 10am- 3.00pm
Thurs 31st August (film shoot) 10am-5pm
Watch the short film made by participants in Block 1:
CHECK OUT OUR GALLERY OF COOKE'S CREW ACTIVITY FROM THE LAST FEW YEARS
WORKSHOPS TAKE PLACE in or FROM COOKE’S STUDIO’S, 102-104 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooke’s Crew has been running for over 7 years now and is entirely free, aimed at 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