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Lost in Translation - in partnership with Inspired Youth

In 2018 we teamed up with Inspired Youth, a non-for-profit social enterprise who use digital media production and art to inform, challenge, educate and inspire. This partnership has resulted in three powerful project, all known as "Lost in Translation". The aim of the project series was to get those taking part thinking about how young people are perceived in the media and the community. As part of the series, the young people took part in workshops which included poetry writing, photography, and film making. The workshops resulted in powerful films being made.  

Selby

Our first Lost in Translation project took place in Selby in late 2018, with the film being shown at the Selby Cinema in March 2019. The film showing also included an exhibition of the poems written by the young people, and the photographs taken of them. Those who were in the film then took part in a Q&A with the audience. 

Inspired Youth wrote a series of blog posts to accompany the workshops, which include the photographs and poems. You can read the blog here and view the film below. 

Bilton Youth Club, Harrogate

Following the success of the Selby Lost in Translation Project, we ran the Lost in Translation project with Bilton Youth Club, based in Harrogate. We were fortunate enough to premiere the film in May 2019 at the Everyman Cinema in Harrogate, with the Mayor in attendance. 

Again, the project produced a powerful film which you can view below, and the accompanying blog can be found here

Colburn Youth Group

We are now in the process of running the Lost in Translation at Colburn Youth Group. You can follow the journey here.

Testimonials

“I have learned more about myself and the opportunities ahead of me"

- People Like Me Workshop

“Everyone is supportive and the staff are very friendly”

- Project Dare Workshop

“Thanks for the interesting talk. I’ll be using your positive thinking strategies in my exams.”

- Exam Prep Workshop

"NCOP have been amazing to work with and we can't thank them enough for offering this additional support for young people. This has and will most certainly support them in their ideas and choices to access further education. The support, communication and dedication from the NCOP team has been second to none and we are so grateful of what they can offer/support young people with in terms of further education."

"the NCOP programme (and especially the team I have had the privilege of working with) has been a huge advantage to our school. I am very happy with their aims and ethos and they are consistent, organised and enthusiastic in their delivery."

"I experienced first hand at least one student overcome their insecurity and was able to fully engage in an activity led by a NCOP Outreach Assistant"

"Many students who came here (a University campus) today did not see university as an option but now feel confident that this is possible."