shmu's Summer of Fun 2021

A look back at our school holiday activities for young people

Nothing to do? Come to shmu!

Free summer activities for young people from regeneration areas of city

What is shmu Youth Media?

shmu offers an innovative programme of creative youth media activities aimed primarily at those living in the regeneration areas of Aberdeen. The Programme encourages young people (10-18yrs) to actively participate and engage with radio, film, music and magazine production, resulting in increased confidence, self-esteem and communication skills. Projects include the Youth Radio Project, a science and media initiative, Youth Journalism, an Into Film Club and the Speak Out radio project for P7 pupils.

During the COVID-19 period, staff are continuing to support participants to create media remotely.

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shmu's Summer of Fun 2021

“Best summer ever, shmu is awesome, I can’t wait to go back”  - particpant

Thanks to funding from Cashback for Communities, the Fairer Aberdeen Fund and YouthLink Scotland we were able to offer a dynamic summer programme to young people aged 11-18 living in our regeneration areas.  

Spanning the school holidays, we offered introductions to filming, radio broadcasting, making music and outdoor activities both in the sunshine and under canvas (when the weather was less favourable), where young people learned to connect with and care about our surroundings and environment.   

Date added: 31/08/2021

MIA Results Day

We are delighted to share the news that our participants who sat the AS Level Moving Image Arts exam in May received their results yesterday (10/08/2021) and have all passed. 

Well done to them for all their hard work over a difficult year. They were all delighted with their results which will now help them to progress on their respective filmmaking journeys. 

Date added: 11/08/2021

Nothing to do? Come to shmu!

Thanks to funding from Cashback, Fairer Aberdeen and YouthLink Scotland, we're offering an exciting summer programme of free media-based activities to young people who live in the regeneration areas of Aberdeen and have just left P7 or are at secondary school.

Sessions will run throughout the school holidays from July 7th.

Date added: 30/06/2021

Youth Media summer school 2020

Each summer shmu’s Youth Media project offers a unique opportunity for new members to join the project and receive training in radio, filmmaking and journalism through our summer school.

Date added: 03/07/2020