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Students Win BBC Highly Commended Creative Award

Students Win BBC Highly Commended Creative Award


Year 12 Creative Media students at St Ambrose Barlow Sixth Form College headed down to London to present their BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend project at the BBC New Broadcasting House in London, and came away with the 'Highly Commended' creative award!

As part of the ‘I Am Creative’ project, Robyn Bain, Ben Hadfield and Kieran Smith presented their project to BBC Marketing Executives and a judging panel from the Ideas Foundation. ‘I Am Creative’ is part of Ideas Foundation, which identifies and nurtures creatively gifted young people and gives them the skills and experience they need to gain employment.

Course leader, Adrian Cammann, said: “The students presented with confidence and real enthusiasm to win their much deserved award. Sara Janicka also received an award for her contribution to the project on the day and credit must also go to other members of the team including Cherry Stevens, Kyle Budgen, Angel Wilson and Charlie Dyson who contributed to the project over a 10 week period. 100% credit goes to the students and also the staff that have made a positive impact on the students’ education over the past 6 years.”

Over the last few months the students have been working hard on the brief to come up with a campaign for the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend. Their task was to create a campaign to raise awareness and promote BBC Radio 1’s Flagship event, Big Weekend to young people aged 15-29. The best teams were invited to the BBC offices in London to pitch face to face to a panel of judges from the BBC and The Ideas Foundation.

The project has enabled the students to work on their presentation, communication and group skills, whilst showing creativity and flair in the media subject area. The project is just one of a large programme of real life industry events that Creative Media Students at St Ambrose Barlow are encouraged to get involved in to prepare them fully for a career in the Creative Communications industries.

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