Me­dia savvy pupils in a TV first

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Opinion -

PUPILS at Christ Church School be­came TV pre­sen­ters, news read­ers, cam­era op­er­a­tors and soap stars as they took part in a week-long tele­vi­sion project. The project cul­mi­nated in an hour-long live broad­cast watched by over 1,000 pupils and guests at the Ash­ford secondary school. The 30 Year 8 and Year 9 pupils in­volved were se­lected for their pos­i­tive at­ti­tude and learned how to pro­duce TV from Cre8­tive, a com­pany that tours schools of­fer­ing train­ing to pupils. For­mer CBBC pre­sen­ter So­phie McDon­nell had the role of floor man­ager for the live broad­cast and was in­ter­viewed about her ca­reer. Other in­ter­vie­wees quizzed by pupil pre­sen­ters Amy Wa­ters and Ben Purkiss in­cluded head teacher Cather­ine Bar­ber, chair of gov­er­nors Norma Smyth and kmfm pre­sen­ter John “Webbo” Web­ster, a for­mer pupil of the school which was then called Dun­can Bowen.

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