Media savvy pupils in a TV first
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.