Creative media workshops for 11-15 year olds
APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS PROJECT BUT WE HOPE TO RETURN IN 2023 WITH A NEW ROUND OF EXCITING ACTIVITY PENDING FUNDING. PLEASE DO "WATCH THIS SPACE!"
Watch the short film made by participants in Block 1:
CHECK OUT OUR GALLERY OF COOKE'S CREW ACTIVITY FROM THE LAST FEW YEARS
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.
WORKSHOPS TAKE PLACE in or 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 email@example.com
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