The Voice in the Middle

The Voice in the Middle report is a set of practical resources to help young people positively contribute within their school and wider community through film.

From the outcomes of the project a report was produced, which outlines the intent, approach, achievements, conclusions and recommendations of the project.

The report identifies a few of the top tips for embedding quality and effective voice, and influence work within schools and their communities. It also provides practical tools and provocations, gathered from participating school staff and creative practitioners within the project, for use by those intending to develop voice and influence work in their own settings.

If you are interested in improving your voice and influence work in school and within your community, IVE can support you. We can work along with your school to form a bespoke sustainable voice and influence project.

The report shows that participating school staff involved in the project agreed that the work in the project:

    • Looked into a more rounded, creative and collaborative approach to voice and influence work that a traditional school consultation model may miss.
    • Developed media literacy for all participants.
    • Provided young people with a real idea of what interests and drives them in their learning and wider school and surrounding community.
    • Allowed young people to see tangible impacts implemented from their project involvement.
    • Enabled participants (young people and teachers) ownership of and a passion for their own learning and professional development.
    • Provided chances to work with talented and experienced external creative facilitators.
    • Gave an opportunity for school staff to share outcomes, thinking and research with other schools across Yorkshire.
    • Provided schools and young people greater connections with and considerations for their wider local communities.

Read this Report

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