Student brings Olympic excitement to Kent school
First year University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Broadcast Media student David Anga has taken up the challenge of producing a short film to be shown at The Marlowe Academy in Ramsgate. The film's screening at the school's assembly on 22 May will kick off a day of celebration for Thanet Schools in the lead up to London 2012.
Filming was headed up by David, with a little mentoring help from Mick Etherton of Beeping Bush, a pioneering digital arts and media organisation based in Margate.
The project commenced on 9 May when David met with The Marlowe Academy's Head of Sport Paul Johnson in preparation for a filming shoot on 14 May. In the intervening period between filming and the deadline on the 22 May, David will be working 'double-day' shifts to edit and complete the film alongside his UCA course work.
David said: "The whole idea is about wanting to create a buzz for the students and build up excitement for the Olympics. I want to produce a film that will appeal to the students primarily, and one which makes them feel proud. I also want to make sure it's creative and dynamic, so the University can be proud too, and one that builds my portfolio and contributes positively to my professional CV"
Co-ordinating the project is Gill Wilson, Access and Outreach Co-ordinator at UCA Canterbury. She said of the project: "I love projects which help our young people in schools, colleges and universities to set personal goals, see the relationships between different subject areas and how this all fits together in the real world. It's been a real opportunity for all the students to recognise and celebrate their individual skills and contributions within a process."
The Marlowe Academy and the University for the Creative Arts are both members of the Kent and Medway Progression Federation, an organisation formed to continue the valuable work of Aimhigher in encouraging young people from traditionally under-represented groups to think about university as an option.
For more information contact:
David Reilly, Press Officer, UCA
T: 01252 892939