Reporting the Storm focuses on Barrow-in-Furness’s 11 to 13-year-olds to help them develop new skills in digital technologies and creativity. CDEC is leading this partnership project, working alongside Furness Multicultural Community Forum, Creative Communities, and Buzz Bury Learning and Creativity.
Throughout November 2020, the partners will be running a series of creative workshops for young people to give them the opportunity to talk and explore what the past six or seven months of upheaval due to coronavirus have been like for them, with the aim of using these experiences to create news report ready podcasts, audios and videos.
Along the way, the teenagers will develop their own communication, team work, storytelling, editing and planning skills. They will have the chance to create storyboards, learn about organising themselves, as well as unpack and process thoughts and feelings to build their resilience and personal management skills.
The outcome of the workshops will be memories, stories and experiences that these young people have shared with their friends and community members. They will have also worked towards achieving their Arts Award Explore, which is a recognised education scheme.
Those willing to share their work further will be invited to contribute to an interactive online exhibition in 2021 as part of a bigger project on the themes of community resilience and integration called Discovered Stories Shared Communities run by CDEC.
With thanks to Curious Minds for funding this project.
The project is running in partnership with:
Furness Multicultural Community Forum, Creative Communities, and Buzz Bury Learning and Creativity.