Creative Bridges

Creatively Supporting Young People into a Career

Annual Conference 2018

40 museum professionals shared their  practice with fellow professionals at our annual conference on 4th December 2018.

What we discussed

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Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our partners say:

Creative Bridges offers our students valuable life experiences and skills training, the like of which we couldn’t possibly offer at school. The students develop their independence and they experience, in a safe space, what will be like to transition to life after formal education. That they can work with professionals in a rewarding, creative way is the icing on the cake

Helen Bishton

Baginton Fields School

We can see progress with regards to the independence they are showing in their regular attendance on the course as well as increased confidence in the use of ICT and communicating with new people. We particularly wanted these learners to participate as we could see they had a lot of potential to prosper in a different, creative setting and saw it as a fantastic opportunity to get a head start with their transition to post-school, adult life.

Sam Kendal

Sherbourne Fields School

It’s been absolutely pivotal for our students. These are students that the local authority can’t place due to behavioural challenges and complex needs they can’t take part in mainstream learning. This is the first time our students have been able to go off site and carry out transitional activity. It’s been a huge step. And on top of that to come away with a qualification, to succeed. They’ve never had that opportunity before, to engage with people, professionals in their field, and to come away with a qualification in their own right, is huge, a massive achievement, so we can’t thank the Herbert enough

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Our Team

Herbert Media are a creative media and digital team working for Culture Coventry,, based at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.  We are an accredited vocational learning centre specialising in working with excluded and marginalised young people and adults, particularly young people with learning disabilities. Herbert Media offers a unique and bespoke programme of accredited, engagement courses for young people to develop independence, improve self-confidence and progress into employment or further training.

Kerrie Suteu

Creative Media and Digital Manager

Kerrie is a museum education, digital media and community engagement specialist with 20 years’ experience working in creative media, 16 of those years spent at Culture Coventry. She manages vocational training for young people aged 16-25 including Creative Bridges which enables young people with learning difficulties to make the transition from school to employment or further training. She is passionate about inclusive practice and using cultural engagement to develop work skills for young people.

Robert Nolan

Creative Media Tutor

Robert has significant experience in planning, delivering and coordinating essential skills, financial literacy and community development projects which have included projects on behalf of Department of Education and Skills. He has worked with many different types of voluntary, public and third sector organisations to deliver successful, meaningful and sustainable projects. His specialism is building the trust and breaking down barriers with hard to reach target groups, empowering them with the skills and knowledge to make relevant choices.

Simon Wellman

Filmmaker and Tutor

Simon has substantial experience as a film maker and educator and provides support to budding filmmakers in the region. He organises various video projects both for internal and external clients as Producer, Director, Editor, and Camera Operator & Sound Recordist.

Daz Wood

Sound Engineer and Tutor

With over 23 years experience in digital and analogue recording techniques, Daz hase worked with a wide range of music styles from around the world, including Punjabi, Chinese, Islamic and Japanese. He has worked on short films, radio adverts, talking books, guided tours and podcasts. His work has also appeared in the film Bend It Like Beckham, and other Bollywood films, working with Punjabi award-winning producer Sukshinder Shinda.

Meet Us

You are welcome to come and visit us and see what we do, where we work or meet the team.

Our Opening Hours are:
Monday – Friday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

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Our Address

Our address is:
Herbert Media
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well
Coventry, CV1 5QP

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