otrbristol | 13th November 2018

OTR on Children in Need 2018!

We’re going to be on your TV screens this week!

We’re super-proud to share that this week, young people from OTR’s Zazi project will be on your screens as part of BBC’s Children in Need programme!

BBC Children in Need believes that every child should have a safe, happy secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.

This year, BBC West are supporting this ambition by engaging young people to explore their potential in film-making. More than 60 young people are driving this project by creating content, films and crewing the live outside broadcast for BBC One on Friday 16 November.
BBC West have partnered with a number of organisations who receive funding from BBC Children in Need to work with young people in Bristol – including OTR – to produce broadcast, digital and social media content. A team of eight teenagers – including Hodan and Ikram from Zazi – have produced and directed ‘where the money went’ films for BBC Points West.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to our friends at Knowle West Media Centre and their creative agency Eight, who oversaw the project, providing professional mentor support for the young filmmakers. KWMC is an arts organisation and charity based in South Bristol and its programme for young people – Jump Studios – is also supported by Children in Need, allowing young people to take part in a range of creative activities, training, coaching and support for young people aged 10+ to develop their skills, networks and confidence. 

Between us, we’ve created three fantastic short films that tell the story of how money raised for BBC Children in Need is spent in the west of England region. 
We had such a fun time working alongside the BBC, Knowle West Media Centre and Creative Youth Network, and our young filmmakers even got the chance to work with a musician to create an original music soundtrack to their films.

These films feature the work of National Star College, Alliance Homes Young Carers support group and Jamie’s Farm.

You can catch the footage on BBC Points West across their bulletins this week – stay tuned to OTR’s social media as we’ll be re-posting the links!

Following that, you can catch the BBC Children in Need broadcast on Friday on BBC One.

Points West starts at 6.30pm and the big show starts at 7.30pm. We can’t wait!

Click here for more on how to support BBC Children in Need.