Students from St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College and students from Westminster Kingsway College presented their work at BFI Southbank on 8 May. This was part of a celebration of youth media produced with Adobe Youth Voices.
St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College students Annie Ribeiro and Nnia Mercado introduced work produced over the past year by the AS Level Media students aged 16-18. From Westminster Kingsway College Justin Francis Mcleish, Marcio Pereira de Oliveira, Lorena Sabata and Zachary Bowden introduced the work produced over the past year by BTEC Media students and Animation & Games Design Students.
The students have participated in a global programme empowering young people to voice their opinions on global issues. This year students’ media has tackled a wide range of subjects including climate change, cyber-bullying and ethical fashion.
Adobe Youth Voices is delivered by Eastside Educational Trust in the UK and the AYV Co-ordinator explains more: “AYV is powerful because we are able to support teachers and educators to develop their skills by working with industry professionals and harness this to young people’s desire to make their voices heard. AYV Live! at the BFI Southbank is a wonderful showcase of young people’s burgeoning creative confidence. Making media in a meaningful way and having your work reach an audience is not always easy but we’re so impressed with the work showcased at AYV Live! which shows energy, enthusiasm and spirit.”
After the event the, Justin Francis Mcleish (ambassador for Westminster Kingsway College) commented “I really enjoyed taking part in Adobe Youth Voices and it was an amazing opportunity to present my work to such a big audience and to see it shown on the screen at the BFI. It has made me want to make more animations and get them shown.”
Participants in Adobe Youth Voices are also able to apply for a Creative Scholarship which offers support to recipients for tuition fees for up to four years.