My name is Bridget Moyo. I am 19 years old I leave in Belfast. I am happy that I stared I started this course with cool choices it’s a turnaround for me and it will change my life for the better as they say the decision and choices make it determines your future. I don’t know anything about media or computer but am willing to learn, have knowledge and to gain skills and when am saying skills am talking about different skills and to be proud of it. I am going to use this 5 weeks to learn more about this industry may be it could be something I would be interested in as a career. What interest me the most is I already have someone to look up to in this industry and she`s so smart, beautiful, kind and sense of fashion as well like me and she studied a law so as some know that law is my dream career and her name is Rebecca she`s a presenter here in cool FM and she helps with the cool academy.
Hi, my name is Catherine, I’m 24, and I’m from Bellaghy. I have a keen interest in music, which links with my granny in the group status as I love anything form the 40’s. I have been lucky enough to expand my music taste and had the opportunity to host a programme with a community radio station, which I love. I am interested in how much media plays a role in the day-to-day lives of young people and feel strongly about its positive impact on young people; and hope one day to have a career within the media industry. I also enjoy learning from others and cannot wait to see what opportunities Cool Choices’ have in store for me! My love of comedy has allowed me to become a more confident person, and within my friendship circles and family, and I am known to be described, as a little ray of sunshine.
What’s Happening guys? Conor Kieran here! I am 22 years old and live in Belfast in Northern Ireland. Currently my two main passions in life are music and films. I am an up and coming Hardstyle DJ, and trying to gain as much experience as I can within the Industry. I have suffered from my own mental health difficulties throughout my years into adulthood, and I still to this day battle my own demons. I feel that if I could continue to try and get beyond these, I could get so much further on in my progress and move onto working on bigger and better projects, such as filming or promoting my own video content online.
Hi my name is Jamie Graham, I am 16, I live in East Belfast and I am 5ft. I love cool choices I also came out of school with 5 GCSE’s my favourite food is macaroni cheese. I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters but I only have 1 sister here, I don’t know what I want to do in the future but I am looking forward to exploring new things especially in ICT, this could influence my career choice.
MY NAME IS LEE, 23 FROM LARNE
OVER THE NEXT 15 WEEKS I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN NEW THINGS SUCH AS PRESENTING AS I WANT TO IMPROVE MY SKILLS WITH SPEAKING IN FRONT OF PEOPLE.
ALSO OVER THE NEXT 15 WEEKS I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN A LOT MORE IN PRODUCTION AND THE STATIONS SOFTWARES, THE REASON FOR THIS IS I ALREADY HAVE A GENERAL INTEREST IN COMPUTERS AND EDITING.
ID LOVE TO BE A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER AS THIS IS ALREADY A PASSION.
My name is Matthew Peter Herd I am from Belfast I started djing in my room from I was 14 years old and from that age I always knew I wanted to be a DJ self-teaching myself all my techniques. I went to BMC to do other courses then life got in my way so I left studying and then took a hobby and interest to the next level and went and studied music technology level 3. During the time of the course I learnt how to produce master mix and record my own tracks and other peoples tracks as a part of my exam I had to perform in front of a large number of people and that’s when I knew this was my dream.
I have a little girl, which I am so proud to be a daddy. Life wasn’t as all happy as it was for me coming through life I know my struggles have been hard but every dark cloud has a silver lining I am very delighted that Cool FM accepted me on cool choices because I’m looking forward to putting my ideas forward learn new skills and techniques and meeting new people. I enjoy volunteering my time to make a difference in life
My name is Shannon-Louise, I am 19 years old and I’m from Belfast, Newtownabbey.
I am interested in youth work and I enjoying doing volunteer work in my local church with the youth club and Girls Brigade.
I am particularly interested in the peer education side of things but I am very enthusiastic about all opportunities available to me and I plan to take full advantage of what is to be offered to me. I`m looking forward to the upcoming weeks I will spend with great, bold personalities and the memories to be made. Gaining confidence and new skills that will make me more appealing to an employer.
Well hello, Stephanie I am a 17 from Newtownabbey I am a participant at cool choices.
Here is a wee bit about me.. I love working with children and young people,. I am here at cool choices because I enjoy meeting new people; I also like being set a challenge. By being here at cool choices I hope I hope I will gain employability skills and get the right advice and guidance about my future.
I have recently just finished my level 2 diploma in playwork which in September I am going back to Belfast met to do my level 3 diploma in playwork , however I have recently started to explore going into youth work as another career path as working and being involved with young people is something I am very passionate about.