Jackie Scollen is The Great Debate's film-maker in residence,
playing a key role in developing our capacity to make documentaries by training
young people in all aspects of documentary-making.
Jackie is youth work and teacher trained, has a degree in Fine Art and an
MA in video and broadcast TV. She has collaborated with academics, architects,
community developers, teachers, trainers, youth services and charities to
produce people-centered participatory workshops, community consultation,
research and marketing videos
Jackie’s background in creative education spans 20 years, much of which
has engaged young people in thinking about their place and finding their
voice in the world. Using documentary, drama and the arts to explore issues
such as environment, diversity, integration, bullying, inclusion, mental
health, young families, and anti-social behaviour, her workshops aim to be
inclusive and fun. She regards Media production as an excellent tool to
develop collaborative learning skills while achieving personalised learning
Other projects include commercial productions for business, theatre and
the arts. Her work has shown on BBC2, Sky TV and at national and
international festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and The Big Chill.
In recent years she has worked on environmental projects with schools and
NGO’s in West Africa.
Jackie is currently working with The Great Debate on
our Schools Programme
great northern youth voices project