Young people taking part in a media explorers programme showcased their work this week in Barrhead.

The programme was created as a partnership project between Include Me 2 Club (IM2C) and the East Renfrewshire branch of the National Autistic Society (NAS) following funding from the National Lottery Community Fund Awards for All.

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Those involved had the opportunity to explore a range of media, video, photography, storytelling, digital art, DJing and more.

Paul McIlvenny, the co-founder of Barrhead charity IM2C, told the Barrhead News: “It’s was great to work together with NAS East Renfrewshire to deliver the Media Explorers programme for young people with autism and other additional support needs from across the whole authority.

“The young people had access to a range of facilitators and tutors who helped them try new activities, explore new interests and produce some fantastic outputs like their art and film.”

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Those in attendance watched the premiere of the film the group had created, viewed the artwork they had produced and enjoyed a soft drinks and sweets reception.

The participants also received a copy of the film and artwork, alongside their certificates of participation.

Each young person undertook an SQA/SCQF Award in recognition of their hard work.

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“The showcase saw the young people watch the premiere with family and friends, receive their certificates and celebrate their success,” added Paul.

“It was a fantastic success and great exemplar of collaborative working between organisations.

"We hope to be able to return the project next year and are now seeking the additional funding to make that happen.”