Ravenshall's Film Crew @ The BBC: Media City
Thursday January 18th 2018
Since September 2017 a group of KS4 students have been working very hard in 'The Zone' to complete their Bronze Level Arts Awards. Now they had the chance to compare the fabulous film making facilities we have at Ravenshall with those of a professional setting.
For their "Witnessing An Arts Event" part of their Bronze Level Arts Award, Ravenshall's Film Crew went to visit the BBC studios in Salford.
Despite the weather delaying us slightly we made it in time for our tour and were just blown away by what we saw!
The students saw the BBC Breakfast studio, along with BBC Sport and some real working BBC Radio studios. After taking a minute to pose with the Tardis and the Darleks from Dr. Who, the students also got the chance to take part in a live recording of a radio drama. With the Ravenshall students providing the sound effects using an electronic sound effects bank and live props, we were given an insight into the complexity of recording a radio play and how timing is everything!
The Film Crew were then able to put the skills they have learnt in The Zone this year to the test. With the help of members of the public who joined us on the tour, the Film Crew had the chance to present BBC Breakfast and the weather report themselves. They did so well that rumour has it, Dan Walker is now fearful for his job!
After a quick lunch, there was just enough time to look around the Imperial War Museum before we headed back to school. Who knew learning could be so fun?