Defy the Stars

Posted on February 01, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

Emma hosted a film workshop with input from TV professionals for young people currently in education, to learn how to film and interview the subjects. The young people learnt skills such as research, basic camera and sound operation and interview techniques. From this, they were able to learn stories about decisions that their interviewees made, and what they would have done differently if they were given a second chance.

The government has taken seriously the amount of NEET young people in the UK, and the proportion of 16-18-year-olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) has remained broadly level over the last decade, although now there are signs of a downward trend. Data produced by Connexions partnerships in November 2003 showed a 3% reduction in the proportion of NEET 16-18-year-olds, with an 8% reduction in the areas where partnerships had been established the longest. A challenging target has been set to reduce the proportion of NEET 16-18-year-olds by two percentage points between 2004 and 2010. Read more.

The films that came out of this project are available on the Defy the Stars website.

Feel free to use as a resource in schools