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Creativity for young people

Young people

Blast

Blast is the BBC's creative skills project for teenagers, helping them to build their confidence and personal, learning and thinking skills.

The Blast website offers interactive resources, advice from professionals and opportunities to share ideas and content in music, art, dance, film, writing, games and fashion design. The Blast tour runs workshops across the UK, and Blast has also provided work-related training placements as an introduction to the creative industries. For the past two years, aspiring young film-makers have had the chance to win a Blast BAFTA award.

The project will close in early 2011 as we develop new programme ideas and activity for young people, informed by the best of what Blast has achieved.

Me and My Movie

CBBC Me and My Movie is an award-winning initiative that enables children aged 6 to 14 to make their own movies and tell their own stories. The interactive website has a pack to take children through the stages of film-making and allows them to share and rate each other's movies.

In 2010 Me and My Movie is working with the "Tate Movie Project, a London 2012/Cultural Olympiad initiative. An animated film is being created entirely from the drawings, sound effects, jokes and ideas submitted by children.

21CC

21CC is the BBC's digital learning centre. Based in London and Salford, it provides workshops for children, teachers and community groups using multimedia and new technology. Projects draw on expertise from across the BBC and aim to develop creative production skills in animation, film, radio, art and design and music.

At the time of the 2010 World Cup, 21CC teamed up with BBC Sport and the London and Lancashire Football Associations to work with schools from London and the North West of England on producing Extra Time, an online football show filmed and presented by the children.

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