We record feedback from our workshops and training to ensure that we are providing the best possible service.
They have meticulously embodied positive and relevant themes and issues, as well as utilising arts as an aid to learning. Children and teachers / youth workers are consistently giving our service some excellent feedback.
We delivered a six-week digital art project with Horizons school in Widnes. Horizons provide alternative education to students that are unable to attend mainstream education. During the project, students learnt about a number of digital arts including; Green Screen, Minecraft, Video Game Design and Music Making while working towards an Arts Award. Horizons had these fantastic words to say about Sean from MakoEducation: “I would like to thank Sean O’Hare from MakoEducation for delivering a series of highly engaging creative media...read more
We recently had the pleasure of running a two workshops at Manchester Central Library for their annual Reading Hack event, the first workshop was a Stop-Motion based session where participants were creating animation scenes from their favourite books; the second was a Creative Design activity where participants were given the opportunity to design their own version of a chosen book cover from the libraries great selection. Manchester City Council had these fantastic words to say about Ian and Anthony from MakoEducation: “I have to...read more
Recently Sean from the MakoEducation team was a guest speaker at the Wigan Inclusion Conference held at the Leigh Sports Centre were he spoke to teachers about his Top 10 Tips for iPads in the Classroom. 100% of participants said the session would definitely or very likely would impact on their future practice in school, here’s some of the feedback he received from participants on the day. “Excellent hands-on session, spot on delivery – clear, logical – got a lot out of this and learned lots.” “It was...read more
“Hi Sean and Ian, I would like to thank you very much for your contribution to the EARTHED project last week at St Barnabas and in the Meadows. The green screen sessions were most successful. Children and parents seemed intrigued by the technique and what was achieved – as was I! We know a good number of the community came to Beckett’s Meadow on Saturday, with their families, to see the aliens take-off back to their spacecraft. Your presence there and the memories of working with you earlier in the week probably helped. This was an...read more
I’ve never been involved with a multimedia project like this before and I’m glad that Mako were recommended to us. It was a really informative introduction for the young people who had no experience of putting things like this together. It was made easy for us to get started and it was a relaxed environment for us to be able to look into some of the sensitive issues that we were writing about in the comic strips. The young people were really pleased with the finished product and they will prove to be a useful tool to get people talking about...read more
MakoEducation worked with BBC Outreach for two weeks, delivering 30 workshops to some of the city’s most challenging schools. Andy, Anthony and Sean helped nearly 600 kids get hands on practical experience with the latest equipment in foley, green screen and film production. MakoEducation were professional, punctual and adaptable, which was what we needed in this fast moving project. I would recommend them to other schools or charities who work with young people. Jo Sunderland – BBC Outreach and Diversity Producerread more
We ran a series of ‘Film Making 101’ training workshops with staff from Sefton and Crosby Libraries, in a bid to help them gain a better understanding of how use their film making equipment in a creative manor. They wanted to start documenting the activities that they run at their facilities, as well as being able to put out promotional videos online to prospective patrons of their libraries. We ran 3 “hands on” sessions, where staff members were guided through topics such as preproduction, planning, filming, editing...read more
Into Film have commisioned MakoEducation to deliver various Student Filmmaking Workshops and Teacher Training events over the last 12 months and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for any educational setting. They have been extremely amenable and flexible in terms of individual workshop needs, demonstrate the ability to form great rapport with young people of all ages and are aware of the differing needs, skills and confidence of individual teachers. Their workshops are fun but have a clear learning objective and, providing all the tech...read more
As part of our six day Dyslexia Friendly Schools course we needed someone to come in and deliver some iPad training on using film making techniques. Many of the teachers we had on previous courses had expressed their lack of knowledge on how to use iPads in the classroom. We contacted Makoeducation and described to Sean what we needed. We explained that many dyslexic students find it difficult to write down and organise their understanding of different subjects and we felt that being able to use films might be a way forward in helping them...read more
Mako ran a two-hour Minecraft session for autistic children aged 8 to 14 for our charity ( ChAPS- Cheshire Autism Parental Support). The children enjoyed it immensely and worked together in pairs to create Minecraft structures in a safe and enclosed environment. Ian and xxx * were very patient and encouraging and I cannot praise them highly enough. It was a great afternoon for the children and I have no hesitation in recommending Mako. Cheshire Autism Practical Support (ChAPS) trustee Richard Vickeryread more