Digital Capacity-Building Programme

WheelWorks aims to build capacity in digital literacy and creative emerging technologies across communities and schools to allow our programmes to remain sustainable way beyond our involvement. Using technology as a platform we are able to address issues such as diversity, good relations and health and well-being. 

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School Roadshows

We’re working with rural primary schools (P5-P7) in the Mid-Ulster Council area to offer two workshops per school, covering two different art forms, with each workshop lasting two hours. 

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PEACE IV Recreation Engagement Programme

We’re working in Antrim and Newtownabbey on an amazing 12 week programme which will help 7 groups of people aged 18+ to create an action plan to run a recreational activity of their choice (anything from crafts to kayaking!), gain a qualification in Active Leadership and access up to £2500 to support their group to set up and run their activity.

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5 Ways to Wellbeing

We’re working with Action Mental Health and St. Columb’s Primary School in Portstewart to produce an animation on the 5 ways to wellbeing.  

The production process has been led by the young people and the final film will incorporate 3D character creation, storyboarding and Augmented and Virtual Reality. 

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YEHA — ARTiculate

YEHA stands for Youth Education Health Advice and the project aims to improve the health and wellbeing of young people at risk across Northern Ireland.  

The YEHA Project supports young people in North Belfast aged 12-24 to tackle issues affecting their health and emotional well being. Their work with young people embraces the core principles of youth work with therapeutic approaches and they have brought WheelWorks in as delivery partner on a series of three programmes that have been taking place throughout 2018-2019, working with the different youth groups that attend their activities.

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Happiness is...

A visual arts project sharing positivity and uplifting messages across Northern Ireland!  

We’re working with young people across Belfast aged 4-18, from groups including Rainbow, NICRAS, St. Agnes Youth Club and the Fostering Network.  The programme consists of six visual arts workshops, a celebration showcase event and an art drop day. 

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PASS (Promote, Advance, and Support for Success) 

i-Connect is a new programme which offers young women (aged 16-24) in Ballymena, Antrim and Carrickfergus who are currently not in employment, training or education the chance to enhance their digital skills. 

Over 8 weeks, participants will learn a range of digital media skills, including photo editing, film-making, special effects and basic computer coding.  

They will also put together a personalised digital portfolio which will tell prospective employers or colleges all about themselves and what they have to offer.  This portfolio will be hosted on the free Zappar app platform, which is used to access Augmented Reality (AR) content.

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Showcasing Positive Futures

We will explore visions of good relations, positive attitudes and community pride with 36 young people and six creative trainee volunteers from three groups in Antrim and Newtownabbey area by creating a cross community good relations play written, designed and produced to showcase their shared experience.

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Trailblazer Digital Academy

The Trailblazer Digital Academy will offer a range of tailored youth programmes and workshops from DJing and film-making to web design and music technology. We will work with 80 children from the Ballymena area over a period of six months. 

The children will address a number of different good relations themes and outputs will include: short animations, films, games , apps and music which will capture the thoughts, discussions and team building challenges of the participants.

In addition the Academy will recruit and work with 10 volunteers from the greater Ballymena area who are keen to get involved in the project, support the children and earn a recognised qualification in the process.

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