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Media Students struck Gold!

posted 30 Jul 2013, 05:16 by Google Google   [ updated 30 Jul 2013, 05:16 ]
On 13th June, 28 students from Millbrook Academy were given the chance to work with a BBC film-crew and writer and broadcaster David Goldblatt at The Watershed in Bristol.

A series of Olympic-themed Media Literacy workshops were organised by Liz Milner and led by David Goldblatt. Not only were they educational, students were enthralled by David’s charisma and enthusiasm for Media. Keeleigh O’Malley described the day as “worthwhile and thought-provoking”.

Students began the day by learning about the history of the Olympics through film. They were then split into two groups. One spent the afternoon devising and writing a commentary for the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics; the other produced a 2 minute play where they satirised an everyday scene and gave it an Olympic theme.  

Most students performed their piece to the class whilst being filmed by the BBC film-crew. Their creativity and imagination really shone through in their enactments and they seemed to enjoy this part of the day the most.

This was a very valuable experience for all students involved and they were very grateful for being given this opportunity.

Media Studies student Kameron Hunt said; "It was really interesting working with the BBC, seeing how they used camera angles and shots and learning about creating short films".

To find out more about the relays and Millbrook’s trip to The Watershed, log on to: http://watershed.co.uk/relays/tag/media-literacy-workshops/.