Creative Areas 2018-19

From one-day workshops in primary schools to longer-term projects with secondary school students, the experiences we offer and the businesses we work with change each year. This rate of change reflects the speed of innovation that takes place, month by month, across the creative, design and digital sectors in our region. Over the last ten years, TICE has worked with over 250 businesses in the North East.

TICE provides real-time, hands-on access and insight for young people into careers and opportunities across the commercial creative, design and digital industries. We bring a unique and invaluable perspective to student learning outside the classroom.

With TICE, young people can explore the worlds of: Fashion | Textiles Surface Design | Music | Photography | Software Development | Graphic design | Illustration | Creative enterprise | Creative writing | Film | Digital Media | Animation| and more...

How it works

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FASHION

Fashion Design, Tech, Trend, Vintage, Sustainability… we had it all.

What is the Fashion Explore Stage?  The Fashion Explore Stage brings together all the schools who chose fashion within the TICE programme this academic year....

Fashion Insight Stage II Fashion struts its stuff… careers, trends and more.

This year we had the pleasure of introducing the fashion industry to students from 4 secondary schools across the Tyne and Wear region; Longbenton...

Fashion Create Stage || Fashion Space, Futures and Sustainability

June 2018 concludes the Fashion Create Stage and what an amazing conclusion to a fabulous fashion team. 24 young people made it to the...

Fashion Explore Stage || Fashion Archives to Fashion Futures

The thing about the Fashion Explore Stage is that it’s all about developing an awareness of skills and gaining a bit more knowledge of...

CREATIVE ENTERPRISE

FBM 2019 || Challenge 4 – Marketing Strategies

Ever heard of Business Durham’s annual FBM competition? It stands for Future Business Magnates, and it is a business enterprise competition for schools across...

The Future of Apps || Marden Bridge Middle School

We were delighted to be invited back to Marden Bridge Middle School for another instalment of our Enterprise Days – a 2-hour workshop designed...

FBM Freshers || Year 7 Enterprise Experience

TICE has been working alongside Business Durham to expand the enterprise experience of young people. We believe that it is never too early to...

Creative Enterprise Create Stage || Becoming a ‘Custom’ to it

Steve Jobs once said “Creativity is just connecting things” and it’s that entrepreneurial mindset of innovation and collaboration the Create Stage hoped to evoke...

CREATIVE WRITING

Creative Writing Insight Stage || Paper, Pens – and Popadoms?

Armed with bags filled with paper, pens – and popadoms, the TICE Creative Writing Insight Stage this year began with an exploration into the...

When Spooky Stories came to Marden Bridge Middle School

This quote, from Shakespeare's Macbeth, is apt for several reasons. "So fair and foul a day I have not seen.", William Shakespeare, Macbeth. To start with,...

Creative Writing Create Stage || How to conquer your fear of the blank page

The things that struck me the most about this, the very first TICE creative writing year, is just how good at writing these students...

India and the Victorians || Whitehouse Primary School

Once upon a time, not so very long ago in a primary school in deepest North Tyneside, a classroom of children took a day...

ANIMATION

Ladders Film & TV || Part 2

The next Ladders event for those focusing on Film & TV was on the 14th March. The group went around creative offices based in...

Ladders Film & TV || Part 1

The first ladders session in Sunderland Uni Media Centre commenced with meeting mentor Chloe Rodham and previous Ladders alumni, now Northumbria University associate-lecturer, Paul...

Ladders Case Studies || Cameron Craggs

Cameron Craggs - a bright personality and a wonderful talent I was privileged to meet fairly recently. Over a coffee, we discussed his involvement...

Ladders Case Studies || Peter & Sisley – Fandangle Films

When we first piloted the Ladders programme in Newcastle, we were amazed to see so much talent take interest in exploring the Music, Software...

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Graphics Insight Stage || Inspiration is in Everything

Sometimes it’s the barely noticeable aspects in life that play a significant role in what we enjoy, share and consume. One of those things...

The Future of Apps || Marden Bridge Middle School

We were delighted to be invited back to Marden Bridge Middle School for another instalment of our Enterprise Days – a 2-hour workshop designed...

Graphics Create Stage || Here’s looking at you, or me…

An excellent range of students from Hebburn Comprehensive School and John Spence Community High School made it to our Graphics create stage proving their...

Graphics Explore Stage || Photoshop Pros & A Trip to NDC

As ever, our TICE Graphics mentor, Mark Pattinson, truly put students to the test for this year’s Explore Stage. 18 students from Hebburn Comprehensive...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Music Insight Stage || The Industry Toolkit

It seems like the music industry never seems to settle. Popstars are fined millions of dollars for stealing the "groove“ of an 80’s track,...

Bonsais, Rattlin’ Bogs & Beetroot Paint || South Wellfield

We always love visiting South Wellfield First School. Without fail, the TICE team always enter a classroom full of enthusiastic, creative young people and...

Music Create Stage || “work hard, stay humble, write with soul”

From doing rhythmic patterns on our laps to performing quirky covers, 26 young musicians were chosen to take their talents to an entirely new...

Music Explore Stage || Behind the Spotlight

When looking at the music industry, we only see the glamorous, external aspects – the popstars, the tours and the paparazzi parading every move...

PHOTOGRAPHY

When Books and Backstage Banter Met Pixels and Poetic Prompts

The Explore Stage of the TICE Programme sees students leaving their classrooms and venturing out into their chosen industry for two non-consecutive days. It...

Photography Insight Stage || The Story Behind the Image

Lens caps off, cameras on! TICE Photography sent our new lead mentor, Jennine Wilson, to Longbenton High School and Whitburn CofE Academy for this year's TICE Programme.  The...

Photography Create Stage || Stop, look and go through the motions.

Introducing the Photography Team and projects of 2018: 3 industry projects were chosen in the photography team to look into 3 current and popular areas...

Photography Explore Stage || Stop Motion Secrets

The term “Photography” has multiple meanings these days. When you think about it, the tools for professional photography are easily accessible – our phone...

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Ladders Case Studies || Liam Watson

We were thrilled to hear from Liam Watson who was on the Software Development Cohort for the Ladders Programme. Currently, Lee is working as...

Computer Science Create Stage || code it, create it, make a difference.

TICE Computer Science this year was brought together by 4 schools, Whitburn C of E Academy, Jarrow School, Boldon School and Whitley Bay High...

Computer Science Explore Stage || Meeting the Tech Industry

Here we are, the Explore Stage of TICE Computer Science! The North East tech industry is truly in a league of its own with...

Computer Science Insight Stage || The Secrets of Ethical Hacking

Computer Science is back…with a new twist and a new mentor! This year we have Dani Walsh, Software Engineer at BorgWarner Inc, with heaps...

TEXTILES SURFACE DESIGN

Bonsais, Rattlin’ Bogs & Beetroot Paint || South Wellfield

We always love visiting South Wellfield First School. Without fail, the TICE team always enter a classroom full of enthusiastic, creative young people and...

Textiles Create Stage || Home is where the art is.

2017-18 has seen the launch of two new creative areas within the TICE programme with Textiles and Surface Design being one of them (Creative...

Surface Design Explore Stage || Embroideries, Embellishments & Experiments

Here we are! The Explore stage of our brand new area, Textiles & Surface Design, mentored by the wonderful Charlotte Liddle. Since this is...

Smart Creatives || Bailey Green Primary School

Two of our Artist Tutors, Charly Liddle and Sam Burt, spent a fantastic day at Bailey Green Primary School in February delivering a fun...