Selby young people make film to challenge stereotypes


A film about perceptions of young people has been produced in Selby in coproduction with young people from the area. The powerful film produced through creative workshops with Inspired Youth explores issues important to young people from Selby and sets out to challenge negative stereotypes and fight stigma.

The film is part of the Lost In Translation (LIT) project, working in close partnership with The National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) Inspired Youth produced a powerful short film entitled “Lost in translation” with an inspirational group of young people from Selby.

The project was driven by themes and ideas devised through creative workshops which explores how young people are seen in society, how they are presented by the media & who young people really are through their own perspective. Lost In Translation highlights the importance of community based projects and the need for good youth support in the context of rising numbers of young people affected by poor mental wellbeing. To find out more about the project visit

The National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) brings together 29 partnerships of universities, colleges and other local partners to deliver outreach programmes to young people in years 9 to 13. Their work is focused on local areas where higher education participation is lower than might be expected given the GCSE results of the young people who live there. Phase one of the programme started in January 2017 and aims to support the government’s social mobility goals by rapidly increasing the number of young people from underrepresented groups who go into higher education.