Film-making training for youth workers
We are delighted to partner with Screen Scotland and offer film-making training for youth workers so they can support young people to create short films that explore the climate emergency from a young person’s perspective.
Young people in Scotland and across the world have played a significant role in highlighting the climate emergency and in pushing for action.
But not all young people understand the way that climate change will shape their future and many of Scotland’s young people have no voice in what is probably the single biggest challenge that their generation will face.
We are delighted to partner with Screen Scotland through the Youth Climate Film Project. Free film-making training for youth workers was delivered in 2020, so they can support young people across the country to create short films that explore the climate emergency from a young person’s perspective.
Two experienced film educators provided the online film-making training using simple and accessible smartphone and tablet technology. Following the training, youth workers are now supporting young people in their youth work setting to create and show one or more 90 second films exploring the issue of climate change. This will empower young people to tell their climate change stories and express their views through the medium of film and to use their films to stimulate dialogue with influencers and decisions makers locally and nationally.
To take part in the film-making training, youth workers must have had prior knowledge or awareness of climate change. This included, but was not limited to:
- Completing or registering for the Climate Emergency Training for Youth Workers course or an equivalent
- Experience through education, volunteering or work
- Taking part in climate action projects or discussions
- Following climate change news and/or watching documentaries
- Being aware of the impacts of climate change, whether at a local, national or international level