Media Box

Written by on 15th August 2010

This summer Siren FM has been working in conjunction with c1Media and Media Box to produce 16 ten minute programmes with some of Lincoln’s teenagers.  Media Box is a fund that offers disadvantaged children between the ages of 13 and 19 the opportunity to create their own media projects, it is through funding from Media Box that we have been able to work alongside c1Media to enable children from ISIS, L.E.A.P., Lincoln College, North Kesteven School, St Francis Special School and Barnado’s.

The 16 shows produced all had a common theme, this was ‘Our World’.  ‘Our World’ is a chance for the children involved to talk about their lives and how they would change them, it is a unique opportunity for them to get their views listened to by the people of Lincoln and potentially worldwide via the website.  All of the shows created were broadcast between the 15th and 25th of June but they are all available for you to listen to here along with special videos produced by c1Media.  We are planning to have a special weekend when all the programmes will be repeated in August so keep checking the website for an announcement of the date.

ISIS

ISIS Training Centre offers young people from the age of 15 various apprenticeships, e-learning, E2E and ‘Train to Gain’ programmes geared to encourage those learners to progress to mainstream education and/or work placements.  Young people with physical and mental impairments are offered a range of activities to suit an individual’s needs helping them to develop further their personal and social skills, employment choices, self esteem, confidence and job seeking skills.

Two groups from ISIS worked together to produce two shows, in these shows they discussed a variety of issues including, community service, accomodation, living in lincoln, the ISIS training centre and bullying.  You can listen to the two shows in the players below.

ISIS Show 1

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD ISIS 1.mp3]

c1Media were on hand in for the studio workshops to help produce video diaries about their experience.

ISIS Show 2

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD ISIS 2.mp3]

Lincoln College

Lincoln College’s School of Access works predominantly with students who are working between pre-entry level and level 2 qualifications and are considered to have physical disabilities, mental health issues and those deemed to be economically disadvantaged.

A total of four groups came into the Siren studios to create a total of 6 programmes and you can listen to them in the players below, the accompanying videos give a bit of insight to the behind the scenes experience at Siren FM.

Lincoln College Show 1

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD LINCOLN COLLEGE 1.mp3]

Lincoln College Show 2

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD LINCOLN COLLEGE 2.mp3]

Lincoln College Show 3

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD LINCOLN COLLEGE 3.mp3]

Lincoln College Show 4

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD LINCOLN COLLEGE 4.mp3]

Lincoln College Show 5

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD LINCOLN COLLEGE 5.mp3]

Lincoln College Show 6

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD LINCOLN COLLEGE 6.mp3]

L.E.A.P.

Lincolnshire Employment Accomodation Project (LEAP) work with and offer supported housing to young people in Lincoln aged from 16 to 25.  The group came in to create two programmes, the shows focused on topics such as careers and what it’s like moving to a different city.  You can listen to the final programmes in the players below.

L.E.A.P. Show 1

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD L.E.A.P. 1.mp3]

L.E.A.P. Show 2

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD L.E.A.P. 2.mp3]

North Kesteven School

North Kesteven’s SENCO in the school encourages all their students who are on the behaviour registers, have significant risk of exclusion, on the SEN register and have mental health issues to engage with unique multi-media projects.

North Kesteven Show 1

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD NORTH KESTEVEN 1.mp3]

North Kesteven Show 2

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD NORTH KESTEVEN 2.mp3]

North Kesteven Show 3

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD NORTH KESTEVEN 3.mp3]

North Kesteven Show 4

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD NORTH KESTEVEN 4.mp3]

St Francis Special School

St Francis Special School is a day school with residential facilities for young people with physical and/or medical disabilities.  The school offers a full curriculum from nursery through to the age of 19, taking students from all over the county of Lincolnshire.

St Francis Show

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD ST FRANCIS.mp3]

Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s is a national children’s charity that works with over 100,000 children in the UK.  We have been working with the Lincoln branch, who work with care leavers.

Barnardo’s Show

[audio:http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/media/audio/mediabox/OUR WORLD BARNARDO’S 2.mp3]

Media Box is a national fund that is made available to community youth organisations by the Department for Children, Schools and Families.  You can find out more about the Media Box project and view a gallery of previous work by logging on to www.media-box.co.uk


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