Search

Newham’s young carers enjoy vital ‘me time’ with film making workshops

13:29 28 May 2014

Young carers from Newham learnt about the creative process during a project designed to give them time for themselves

Young carers from Newham learnt about the creative process during a project designed to give them time for themselves

Archant

A group of young carers took part in a film making project developed by a charity to give them much needed ‘me time’.

The project was run by the charity Create with the help of a grant from the Queen’s Trust. The charity extended inspired:arts, a programme for young carers, which reached out to young people in Newham for the first time and involved a group of 14. They took part in a filmmaking project, learning about every aspect of the creative process.

A spokeswoman for the charity said the project was developed to offer much needed ‘me time’ to young people who can spend more than 50 hours a week – more than the average adult working week – caring for another person.

Nicky Goulder, co-founder and chief executive of Create, said: “I am thrilled that we have been able to bring inspired:arts to young carers in Newham for the first time. The creative arts are a great leveller and have an incredible capacity to break down barriers and bring people together. inspired:arts has helped young carers to develop their social skills, grow in self-confidence, and take a vital break from their caring responsibilities. It is our huge honour to give them this experience.”

During the project, which was delivered at Forest Gate Learning Zone, in Woodford Road, Forest Gate, the group of 14 worked with Create’s professional filmmaker to learn about the different functionalities of the camera, before splitting into groups to create their own inspired film. From storyboarding to acting and editing, the young carers had a chance to explore every aspect of making a film, including publishing it via different media including YouTube and other social media platforms.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham News Stories

09:00

Worshippers looking for a “celebratory” type of service need look no further than Forest Gate.

Forest Gate
Yesterday, 17:00

A man who survived five concentration camps will be sharing his story in an event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Newham Council
Yesterday, 12:00

Mental health isn’t a conventional topic for comedy – but then Butterfly isn’t exactly a conventional show.

Yesterday, 09:00

Five years after the Paralympics was hailed as the best games ever, the London Stadium is set to host world-class athletics once more.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now