Pilot project to explore ways to use media to look at life and build skills
Five Traveller families in Tyneside.
Seek advice and try out ways to make media equipment available for families to use for introductory projects.
A wide range of options were outlined through individual sessions delivered mainly as outreach, also with some sessions as personal learning in school time.
People chose which form of media equipment they would like to try out. We then identified together topics of interest to be the subject of our initial work.
These introductory sessions and consultation showed an enthusiasm for a more developed project. Other families came forward asking if they could be involved, and the original families are keen to develop the skills.
The results were shared at a screening event at Brandling School in Gateshead. All participants received certificates and copies of their work.
This Traveller pilot project was a partnership with EMTAS Gateshead Council and funded by two Trusts: Roy and Pixie Baker Charitable Trust and The WA Handley Charity Trust.
This outreach approach works well for any groups or individuals who may have difficulty or concerns about getting to more centralised provision. This personal support demystifies IT equipment, showing how much fun it is to use and how exciting it is to capture scenes of importance in your own life.