EDIF project

jujusharma's picture

All for One, final film complete!!!!

Yeahhhhhhhhh!!! Our final project film is complete and available to view on our page:


I have to say that I am so relieved that this is finished as last weekm we were having major technical issues and it was touch and go as to whether we would have it ready or not.

Im really happy with it, some of the content isnt what I wanted to focus on but the film ran its own course and for a small part I had to go with the artistic integrity of our marketing team...lol. The project has shifted at times (as I think most of us have found) but I think thats the beauty of projects such as this.

Very excited to see all of your fantastic work on Wednesday, safe journey and see you there!



ReachTCsuac2013's picture

The Reach Out Theatre Collective

Hello All.

It's been a hectic few weeks as the end of my term means two musicals at Level 3 and HND as Director and of course working with the Reach Out Theatre Collective a committed diverse group of young people! I am amazed at how much material has been generated by the participants and we are looking forward to the July 2nd event in SUAC and performing/workshopping the work thus far. The project has the potential for longevity post the summer months and new academic year...I am looking forward to seeing all the projects on Wednesday 25th June in Newcastle.




Neil Measures's picture


It is a real pleasure and source of pride, hearing the individual successes from bothemployers and learners. Usually success comes about as a result of having overcomeparticular challenges and there have been plenty! It is clear that, not only is the immediate impact of the project measurable, with some learners already looking like going into paid employment with their employer and/or onto apprenticeships, but how the programhas really helped give young people with a disability or difficulty a firm career foundation; allowing access to future opportunity within their chosen field,which would otherwise have been impossible.

NTNEDI's picture

Project Report Updates

Updated our project page with our project report.  Some good results starting to emerge around the performance of some protected groups.  Looking forward to the dissemination events.


Lynn Howarth's picture

Film nearly complete - audio sounds great in my humble opinion :-)

Two of our project participants met up with the film maker at the start of last week, as planned, and all the audio for the film was recorded and a few changes to the running order made to improve the "flow".  I think it sounds great and gets across the main points very well.  It seems like everyone else is pleased too.  Just some remaining work to be done in relation to music and imagery and we are all done in terms of the film. 

Bobbie's picture

Project report updates

Please see our home page, our project report is now being updated with further information relating to the methodology of the project.

angelaw's picture

In the news - twice!

Our project has made a couple of appearances in the local press now :)

Escape your life's stresses 

Community Pride nomination

Lynn Howarth's picture

Ready to start recording

We've now got a full, final script for the film ready, and our interviewers and interviewees are coming in to do voiceover work with the filmmaker tomorrow morning!

Lynn Howarth's picture

Ready to start recording

We've now got a full, final script for the film ready, and our interviewers and interviewees are coming in to do voiceover work with the filmmaker tomorrow morning!

Sheila Halse's picture

An update

You may remember Aqeel, the young former Iranian asylum seeker who was recently been granted indefinite leave to remain in this country and the multi-faceted approach that was adopted in order for him to start an achievable learning journey.  I thought you might be interested in learning about what happened next. (In truth I thought I'd told everyone about this already when I posted an earlier blog, but it now turns out that I must have not pressed the right button !Frown)


Anyhow, since we first started working with Aqeel he has gone from strength to strength.

One of the barriers Aqeel faced was a very limited level of English. He was put in contact with a local organisation which not only were able to provide a social environment but also some translators who enabled Aqeel to have conversations, albeit through a third party, and discuss his future. We talked about his interests, likes and dislikes and hopes for the future we agreed a plan of action.

The conversations also revealed more about  the life that Aqeel had escaped from, experiences, which thankfully, no one in this country is ever likely to witness. This gave an important insight into understanding how best Aqeel could move on to his learning journey and make adjustments to take into account his past trauma.

A few months on Aqeel has turned out to be an enthusiastic and capable learner; he is gaining in confidence, he has broadened his social circle, is starting to meet other leaners and (probably more importanly of all) he now laughs.

The improvement in Aqeel's English and his new level of confidence has resulted in him looking at further education options with possible college courses in IT.