Charity bags arts and culture award for young people’s Citizen TV

Marisa Pereira, assistant director of WORLDwrite with their CYPN Arts and Culture award

Marisa Pereira, assistant director of WORLDwrite with their CYPN Arts and Culture award

Clapton-based education charity WORLDwrite was named the winner of the Children & Young People Now Awards 2018 Arts & Culture Award category for its Citizen TV project WORLDbytes.

WORLDbytes is an online TV channel featuring reports and programmes created by young volunteers. The channel’s motto is “don’t shout at the telly, change the message on it”.

Commenting on the award, which she received on on 21 November, WORLDwrite’s director Ceri Dingle said: “We are amazed and thrilled to have been recognised by Children and Young People Now.

“It is a testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone involved in the project. We want to thank our partners and all the aspiring and inspiring young people who have been involved in the project and made some great videos and films with us over the last 10 years.”

Since it was set up 10 years ago, WORLDbytes has trained over 3,000 young adults to produce over 1000 educative programmes, watched by over two million people.

Participants learn ‘on the job’ as professional crews to film, engage with the public, report on issues of local and global concern and develop the skills to ensure their efforts make an impact.

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