Breaking Ground is for anyone aged 15 – 25 wanting to work hands-on, gain useful experiences, be creative or get your voice heard about the things that matter.
Want to become a Content Creator? Social media and digital channels are booming and a great way to promote your hobbies, passions into becoming a business!
You’ll work a professional content creator who uses podcasting and video reels (TikTok) to show our you the ropes of creating engaging clips of your work on the allotments.
This chance to work with an industry expert could kick-start you to set up your own channel (YouTube, Instagram, Twitch or Tiktok!)
👩🏾🎨 Learn from a local Sheffield artist or designer (we call them Role Models)
Visit local recording studios in Sheffield
👍🏽 Promote the allotments online, your hobby or start your own channel
⚡ Being creative
🤝🏽 Get 1:1 mentoring to get your CV future ready
This will be a 6-week course. Pizza and S’mores Celebration Day at the end!
Dates: Saturday 13th November – 18th December
Time: 10am – 1pm
If you are 16 and under you need to gain written consent from a responsible adult (guardian or parent) to attend these sessions. There is a section for this in the ticket sign-up.
What to look out for: Opposite Burrows Drive, there is a green pedestrian gate. There will be a foldable sign board outside ‘Brightbox’.
Bus Routes: Herries Road: Norwood Avenue / Longley Lane
18, 20, 83, 83a, 784, 785, H1
Free Parking: Burrows Drive, S5 7JQ
Access: Currently the site is not wheelchair accessible due to very uneven ground. We are working to change this.
Contacts: Elle (Organiser): 0786227 3379
Rachel (On-site): 0786227 2138
“I feel like I have learnt a lot, how to build, teamwork and responsibility”
– Age 15 (Student and Brightbox Site Assistant)
If you are feeling a bit nervous about arriving we can set you up with a friendly brightbox buddy who you can meet or chat to before the event. You can either arrive together or know you see familiar face when you get there.
If you haven’t been before and you’re just wanting to see if its right for you rather than committing to the full 6-weeks, that’s fine too! Just sign-up then let us know.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Whatsapp – 07862273379 (if you are under 17, please get a responsible adult to contact Elle)
Role models attending
I’m an education student who is interested in empowerment through information and confidence. I want people and communities to share their value and knowledge to shape spaces, places and groups.
Elle is a creative based in the lovely city of Sheffield. Elle is eager to grow, play and learn with each community. “Communities will be involved in all parts of design and delivery. Their voices will create the toolkit for co-created events and programming.”
Elle is a creative based in the lovely city of Sheffield. Working primarily as Maker-in-Residence for Brightbox, she also freelances in design and communication. She has worked and volunteered with several Sheffield-based art charities and social-enterprises. Elle is co-founder of community collective established for uniting under-represented groups in the music industry – woman, non-binary and trans folk. Joining the Brightbox team in May 2021, she is eager to grow, play and learn with each community. “Communities will be involved in all parts of design and delivery. Their voices will create the toolkit for co-created events and programming.”
She graduated from BA Product Design in Sheffield, 2018, and worked with a local young-people’s art group before relocating to Bristol to work for a Bath-based design consultancy. Here she focused on trends, foresight and consumer research. She received press-recognition for a project brief she created, Suhka, which focuses on innovating femtech and wellness to become more accessible and inclusive. Just less than year later, she moved back to Sheffield to work more closely with the community and city she loves!
You would normally find her hosting “dhal and decks” evenings every other Wednesday for aspiring DJ’s, music lovers and dancers to meet and share skills. She has been helping to continue connecting people, music and culture together during lockdown through an online series of DIY tutorials, talks and discussions. Other hobbies include cycling, quad roller-skating, gardening or down a rabbit hole discovering new music.