Angus-wide media project makes it to award shortlist

Pictured are members of the Angus Youth Media Project team.Pictured are members of the Angus Youth Media Project team.
Pictured are members of the Angus Youth Media Project team.
An Angus-wide initiative which gives young people the chance to gain experience working in the media has been shortlisted for a national award

Angus Council’s Angus Youth Media Project has been shortlisted for a National Youth Work Award for its work in sharing information and raising awareness of national and local issues with young people in Angus.

The project, which started more than nine years ago, gives local young people the opportunity to create content that is accessible to all young people in the Angus area via the Angus Young Scot webpage.

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The young people report on a range of topics including local events and tackling a range of issues, most recently collaborating with local MYSPs (Members of the Youth Scottish Parliament) around barriers to travel in rural areas.

Councillor Lynne Devine, Angus Council’s children and learning convener, said: “Well done to the Angus Youth Media Project on their nomination in the Digital and STEM category of the National Youth Work Awards. Being nominated is a great achievement and acknowledges the hard work and commitment of all the young people and the staff involved in this project “

Pauline Rettie, Angus Council’s Communities Officer, said that the group has evolved since its establishment in response to the changing needs of the county’s young people.

She continued: “Many of the young people in the project are those less likely to be involved in youth work, including those not in education or employment, young carers or those who experience disabilities and difficulties. The safe and inclusive environment means members feel comfortable and can develop their skills and get involved.

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“Being shortlisted for such a competitive and prestigious award is a fantastic achievement for the project. It highlights and recognises the tireless work that goes into making this project a success. I would be, and I know the team would be delighted if the project won!”

This year’s National Youth Work Awards Dinner will take place on Wednesday 21 June in Glasgow.

Information about the National Youth Awards is available on Youth Link Scotland’s website.