Media Cubs impact: Summer 2023

Can you guess how many children we worked with across Greater Manchester in the 2023 summer holidays?

Our media crew visited HAF (council-funded ‘Holiday Activity and Food programme’) clubs and camps across the region, delivering a range of unique workshops such as reporting, stop-motion filmmaking, photography and comic book creation.

We made sure to count every single young person who joined us, as well as capturing some amazing feedback throughout the holidays that makes us feel very happy!

Take a look at our shiny new impact video below.

Kirsty Day, Media Cubs co-founder, said: “We’re really proud to be able to run a diverse set of activities that support young people to grow in confidence and increase their skill set and understand that their views and opinions matter.

“It is also important to us to work with young people to increase their aspirations, by giving them an understanding that they can grow up to be anything they want to be by having a taste of what a newsroom and TV studio entails, where previously it may have felt out of their reach. 

“We believe that children from all backgrounds have a place in the newsroom and should feel confident that their views matter and voices will be heard.”

With thanks to this year’s partners, Manchester City CouncilManchester LibrariesWigan CouncilWigan MinisWigan AthleticComputer XplorersSale SharksRees SportsPremier EducationLancashire Cricket ClubLifeCentre SalfordSmart Body SportsNorthern Heart and Soul CIC, and Fit 2 Play.

Would your organisation or community club like to find out more about Media Cubs workshops for young people aged 4-18, or professional video commissions? Please get in touch.