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Grace, Susan and Rachel, braving the cold

On a cold January Friday (last week), 15 of our Year 7 and 8 students visited The Media Factory in Media City.

Media Factory gives students a whole day of media-based experience and activity. Trained by professionals and mentored by Salford University students, our pupils got the opportunity to make their own televisual media programmes. This meant choosing an area of interest, then leaving the studio to meet and quiz the public, or soak in the environment, even check-out the weather, before returning to the studio to edit the footage they had created. This was a great hands-on opportunity for them to get creative, practise teamwork and work to tight deadlines.

Ben from 8S loved “working with cameras and getting to interview different people to get their take on the news,” while Alishbah from the same form liked “how we got to edit our videos”, all on state of the art equipment.

Caroline from Media Factory said of our Year 7 and 8 students: “It was brilliant to work with them… They threw themselves in; they had fun and they achieved some lovely pieces. They are a credit to the school.”

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