The EDGE Project ..
has been running in Aldershot since November 2015 and is a ‘youth-led’ programme that empowers young people aged 14-24 to organise, develop and deliver projects within their local community. The EDGE Project works closely with a number of partners including; The British Army Boxing Team, Farnborough College of Technology, Grainger Plc, Aldershot Military Museum and The Farnham Astronomical Society. The focus is using film and media to engage students and young people to run projects based on the historical heritage of Aldershot, and in particular the Home of the British Army. The EDGE Project has successfully completed a 10 episode documentary series called “BOXING DAYS”, based on short stories and interviews of the boxers in the British Army Boxing Team.
Our current project “WAR TOWN” is a 60 minute, four part documentary series commemorating the Centenary of the end of World War One. The students involved have been attending workshops and attending talks with local historian and author, Paul Vickers. Participants are split into film crews covering the war years and how things have changed in the; British Army history in Aldershot, sport development in the Army, military architecture and the civilian history of Aldershot town. The project consists of a cinematography of the documentary showing and an exhibition as part of the 2018 Heritage Open Days annual event.