20 September 2019

New Community Action Programme for Students

RIO have teamed up with The Co-op College to deliver a Community Action programme open to young people aged between 14-19. They will be encouraged to investigate their communities through a ‘research safari’, whilst understanding the power of their voice and telling their story. The group will engage with organisations and community groups before forming their own social action project as well as learning new digital skills such as Augmented Reality, VJ-ing and podcasting.

The programme also offers a unique opportunity for participants to explore their local area from a new perspective forming a ‘tribe’ of community journalists that connect with key organisations such as Plymouth Social Enterprise Network, Nudge Community builders and the Illuminate Light Festival. There will be 2 sessions per week Monday and Tuesday evening from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

More information about the project can be found over on the Coop College’s website, 


Key dates: 

• Project recruitment day: Tuesday 24 September 4:00 pm at Devonport Guildhall
• Start date: Monday 30 September
• End date: 10 December 2019

If you have any questions regarding the project or need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Jules Marshall at mailto:jules.marshall@realideas.org