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We work closely with the schools, youth services, other community outreach services, and – of course – young people themselves. This is what some of these people have had to about the work of Clapperboard UK:

 

Louise Readman – Teacher @ St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

I have had the pleasure of working alongside Maureen Sinclair through the Clapperboard Youth project for the last four years. Many of the young people involved have achieved things that they didn't think they could do, and consequently they have grown in confidence and found a real sense of self belief and purpose. I cannot rate this wonderful opportunity for our young people highly enough, all of the pupils have gained so much from being involved in this project, and some have written that it has been the best experience of their school life! Two of the young people involved have gone on to study media, and one of them because a representative in the Northwest for BBC Blast, all this was a direct result of the Clapperboard experience.

 

Joe Burns – Pupil @ St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

Well, what can I say? Clapperboard was fun, exciting and me more confident around new people. I never though I would have been one of the main actors in the film when Chris Green first came to see us in school. I really liked meeting Jack McMullen who plays Finn Sharkey in Waterloo Road. He came in to work with us and he helped me to be more confident with my 'scouse' accent! Another thing I really liked was writing the script with Chris and the others in the film but the thing I liked most of all was acting out the scenes.

 

INSPECTOR COLIN LEWIS – Merseyside Police Youth Engagement Unit

Merseyside Police is delighted to partner Clapperboard. We work hard on enforcing the law, but we also have a firm focus on engagement and particularly supporting young people to stay safe and make decisions that are right for them and their communities. Clapperboard has supported our fight against violent crime and anti social behaviour. The innovation of young people and the various partnerships at play have had some excellent results. For example, the 'Mischief' production became a powerful tool at a challenging time of the year. Once again, we saw crime and anti social behaviour drop around the Bonfire night period which is great news for everyone.


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