Creative media workshops for 11-15's online and in-person

We're hoping to be back in 2022

A group of young people taking part in a online Cooke's Crew Workshop
  • This term we’ll also be offering the opportunity to work towards an awesome Arts Award qualification too!

COOKE’S CREW returned to form on 21st September 2020!

We alternated between Zoom sessions and in-person workshop activities here at Cooke’s Studios for 12 weeks. Due to COVID-19 social distancing measures each of the 2 classes only has space for 10 participants.

This creative rolling course for 11-15yr olds gives young people the chance to work in a supportive & welcoming environment with professional filmmakers to get hands-on experiences in creative digital media.

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

Please be aware limited place available. Successful placements will be confirmed by phone. 

We hoping to re-recruit for next term from January 2022.


  • Please be aware you will need some form of device to access the internet / be online*
  • An adult or guardian will need to sign off to confirm their involvement.
  • All staff have enhanced-level DBS checks & have completed thorough safeguarding training.

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

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 our young people’s work below – compiled from their online involvement in April 2020!

For more information, please call 01229 838 592 or email

“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

PAST Cooke's crew productions& behind the scenes

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