Into Space youth filmmaking project

Into Film Space Project

We’re incredibly thrilled as Dibden Youth to announce that we’ve teamed up with Into Film and the UK Space Agency to be a part of Into Film: Into Space, an exciting new UK-wide project including a quite literally out of this world opportunity.

Into Film: Into Space includes many great, free activities for young people to take part in around the themes of space and exploration, with the most exciting being a first-of-its-kind filmmaking competition that offers the chance for six lucky entrants to have their winning entries screened in orbit around the Earth!

We’ve been asked to create a short film on the themes of ‘exploration’ and ‘space’.

Films that are entered must be:

  • themed around space or exploration. Outer space? Your own space? A space that you love? We mean ‘space’ in the widest sense possible, and will be on the lookout for creative interpretations of the theme.
  • up to 3 minutes in duration, including titles and credits.
  • made by young people between the ages of 5 and 19, either solo or as part of a group, in or out of school.

We’re hosting a filmmaking series of workshops as part of this project on a Friday evening.

The six chosen winners will have have their films blasted into space! British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake is embarking on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) next year, and he’ll be taking the six winning films with him, to be screened for all the astronauts on the station.

Tim is the first British ESA astronaut to go to the ISS. The launch date of his mission is currently expected to be 15 December and he will be on the ISS until May 2016. It is anticipated that Tim Peake will watch our winning films during April/May 2016, and we’ll be sure to get his reactions!

Advice on how to deal with Sexting & Nude Selfies

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A great little message from Hampshire Constabulary to teenagers on dealing with sexting and nude selfies:

Is someone you’re speaking to online asking you to send nude selfies or sexual pics, or asking you to do things you feel uncomfortable to do? Pressuring, threatening or pushing someone to send sexual pics online is wrong!!

Did you know?  It is an offence for any person to take, share or possess any sexual or nude image of a person U18

So what if you are U18?

  • U18 and taking nude/sexual pics of yourself = offence
  • U18 and having nude/sexual pics of yourself or others U18 on your phone/device = offence
  • U18 and sending or sharing nude/sexual pics of yourslf or others U18 = offence

Remember: You don’t need to be an adult to commit sexual offences online – a criminal record can impact your future employment and freedom to travel abroad

Think before you take or send nude pics … why not send something else? Download the Zipit or Send this Instead app!!  Each app gives you killer comebacks and top tips to help stay in control online!!

 

Life transformation: Luke Kennedy

Luke is a great young man who volunteered with our team for six months.  Hear Luke’s powerful life story, and how he’s turned his life around with the help of the Saints Foundation and Barclays Premier League Works.

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