A group of young people from our Boom and Boom+ projects (our specialist projects for looked after children and care leavers from across Greater Manchester) recently completed their Silver level Community Reporter training.
The two-day course taught the young people how to create short videos using mobile phone and tablet technology. As part of their training the group also learned about ethical reporting and online safety, as well as exploring creative storytelling using words, image and sound.
By the end of the course each participant had created their own short story and captured this either on video or as an audio recording. All of the content has been shared online and can be viewed on the Community Reporter website (www.communityreporter.net). The young people gained Silver level certificates and badges and are now members of the Institute of Community Reporters, a European network run by People’s Voice Media.
One participant named Mike, 17, said, “The sessions were very inspiring to me; enabling me to get my messages across in a positive, motivated way.”