Returneeship is a pre-employment program for people over the age of 40. In conjunction with the BBC for the Department of Work and Pensions, it is created and run by Release Potential. I had the great pleasure of teaching groups the language of film, production and editing. As well as sound recording and editing. At the end of the two days, the attendees get to film and produce a live TV show. The Returneeship program gives attendees the chance to gain nationally recognised qualifications, and helps on a path back to work. The live show featured Henry Howard as a guest, representing the North Shields Fishermen’s Heritage Project. A community based project dedicated to creating a fitting and lasting memorial to fishermen who left the port of North Shields and lost their lives just doing their job.
Here’s a video I put together from the two days of filming and working with groups.