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Find out more about the BBC's Blast project which is aimed at teenagers and young people who want to get involved in music, art, dance and film.
"I would have liked more time on my animation!" was the cry from a pupil from Glen Urqhuart High School, Drumnadrochit. The pupils from the school were taking part in a BBC Blast taster day in Inverness prior to the BBC Blast truck event that was planned for the Highland Games later in the summer holidays. One of the main learnings from that event was that we had simply put on too many activities, but it
BBC Blast is the BBC's creative project for 13 to 19 year olds and it’s about providing inspiration and tools to enable young people to get creative and a platform to showcase that work.
The hub of the project is the website but the Blast truck takes to the road each summer, stopping off in cities and towns across the British Isles and providing an opportunity for young people to get hands on experience and take part in free workshops. It’s also a great opportunity to meet others with the same interests.
In 2008, on its way round Britain, the truck stopped off in Glasgow for a four day Creative Learning Festival in June which brought Blast together with Glasgow Metropolitan College, Stow College and others who offer media courses for young people. It was a great opportunity for secondary school pupils to sign up for broadcasting workshops and then to explore their next steps in further education.
Next stop was Inverness in July where the activities on offer included digital photography, recording an 'as live' radio programme and making a film in a day. The truck was ideally sited to take advantage of all the colour and excitement of the Inverness Highland Games.
Young people are also encouraged to join Blast where they can enter competitions and take part in exclusive master classes or apply for work experience with the Blast team.
Keep checking the Blast Scotland website for news of Blast workshops for schools and truck events in 2009 or contact the team.
last updated: 13/03/2009 at 12:27