onnexions is an information support service for 13 to 19 year olds. The organisation works within local communities to help young people with all sort of things that might be affecting them at school, college, work or in their personal or family lives.
Break Free Productions has produced three very different videos for Connexions.
Connexions – Your Link to a better Future
Devised by three young people in order to show how Connexions had helped them overcome problems in their life.
Break Free Productions were brought in to help them produce their ideas into a video to demonstrate to other youngsters what Connexions does. The brief was to incorporate the young people throughout the process, from initial ideas, to designing the DVD cover and coming up with the title.
The Connexions Guide to Citizenship
A DVD for the new citizenship classes that were being introduced into the school Curriculum as part of the PHSE classes.
The brief was to give an overview of all the sections in the citizen curriculum in such a way that would prompt classroom discussion. There were three different schools involved in the making of the DVD with young people of all ages.
Copies of the finished DVD were distributed to schools across the North East of England.
The Connexions U2U Project
A collaborative venture between the Tyne and Wear and County Durham branches of Connexions. It was produced to demonstrate how, over the last 20 years, the face of the North East has dramatically changed. Traditional industries have disappeared, leaving communities with no work and few prospects for the young people who live there.
The DVD showed how Connexions is working with young people to raise their career expectations within the coal field villages. This DVD was so successful that the Chief Executive of Connexions requested a copy to take down to London to show MPs.
Working to a very tight budget, Break free Productions helped to make a useful resource for Connexions whilst giving the young people involved an enjoyable experience.