Media Cubs team helping to transform young carers into reporters

We are thrilled to be working with Trafford Carers Centre to create a new team of reporters led by young and adult carers. 
 
The news team – called the Lightning Bee Reporters – are working with the Media Cubs team who is passing on their news writing, social media, filming and photography skills and much more – so the young carers can produce their own news on subjects that matter to them.
 
Kirsty Day – project leader at Media Cubs – said: “We are so excited to be supporting the Lightning Bee Reporters. They are a fantastic bunch who have great ideas for news stories that they want to produce whether that be a blog or hitting the streets to conduct a vox pop interview with members of the public.
 
“We have experience of working with news team with Media Cubs and another project Talking About My Generation and in every project that we work on, we want to help change the media landscape and give more people the tools, confidence and power to share what matters to them – and give them a voice when they are often left out of conversations.”
 
Devan Storey, Digital Inclusions Officer, at Trafford Carers Centre, who is leading on the project, added: “It is amazing that we now have our Lightning Bee Reporters news team! Those who are part of the project will be embarking on special assignments to collect content using exciting media equipment and will have the chance to work both independently and together on a range of projects both at the carers centre and on days out together.
 
“Stories shared will be shaped around specific interests of the group – which will be in line with what our other carers will enjoy reading, so watch this space!”
 
For more information on Trafford Carers go to www.traffordcarerscentre.org.uk