National Youth Advocacy Service
We have been working with the National Youth Advocacy Service since 2013. Our work has included the production of several short films that are being used to inform, educate and fundraise. Each film was produced with young people in care. They were trained in film-making skills, including ideas development, camera and lighting skills and supported us on production days.
During the project VividEcho worked with a small group of young people from NYAS, which worked really well as the staff from Vivid Echo were able to really engage with the young people. The mind mapping exercises around the table at the beginning worked really well. At all times the staff worked at the right pace for the young people and ensured that they felt empowered and were very young person led. The organisation of the team was fabulous and each section flowed perfectly into the next so that the young people could see the entire process fold out. There was no question/suggestion too big or small, and the sense of achievement the young people felt at the end was fantastic. Vivid Echo Staff worked really hard to ensure the young people’s sense of ownership remained at all times.
The staff from VE managed to build up such a positive and engaging rapport with the young people in a very short time and this was paramount to the success of the project.
Working with Vivid Echo was a fantastic experience, for both Staff and the Young People!