Col­lege stu­dents get be­hind cam­era to pro­mote lo­cal food

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

STU­DENTS at Mac­cles­field Col­lege have teamed up with a vol­un­tary group to helps its cam­paign to pro­duce more food lo­cally.

Cre­ative Me­dia Pro­duc­tion stu­dents have been work­ing with Food4Macc to help cre­ate pro­mo­tional videos to raise aware­ness of the or­gan­i­sa­tion and their Gar­den Share Scheme.

Food4Macc is a not-for­profit group that aims to have more food pro­duced lo­cally.

The first-year col­lege stu­dents’ work was un­der­taken as a course work project.

It in­volved them li­ais­ing with Food4Macc to es­tab­lish the brief and then to pitch sto­ry­board ideas which could be turned into the fi­nal videos.

The stu­dents worked as in­de­pen­dent teams on the two projects, with film­ing tak­ing place at the Gilchrist Av­enue Hub, New­ton’s Dairy Farm at Gawsworth, and at Gar­den Share sites in Poyn­ton, Bolling­ton and Mac­cles­field.

Among those in­volved are Sam Whalley, 17, Will Gale, 17, Harry Bai­ley, 17, Ryan Jen­nings, 18, Niki Ko­va­cova, 17, Carly Cur­wen, 18, Elle Ha­worth, 17, Mitchel Lof­tus, 17, Han­nah Shemilt, 17, and Zoe Potts.

Mac­cles­field has a big wait­ing list for al­lot­ments.

Food4Macc is en­cour­ag­ing home-own­ers with un­der-used veg­etable gar- dens to al­low peo­ple to cul­ti­vate them in re­turn for a share of the pro­duce.

There are 14 gar­den shares run­ning at the mo­ment.

The group also runs Food4Mac­cDirect, which brings to­gether food from farm­ers and pro­duc­ers at its hub at Bro­ken Cross. Or­ders are put in on Sun­day and avail­able on Thurs­day or Fri­day from its col­lec­tion points at St Dun­stans Inn, Lan­g­ley; Food4Mac­cDirect Hub on Gilchrist Av­enue, Mac­cles­field; The Snow Goose, Sun­der­land Street, Mac­cles­field and The Crown Inn, Church Street, Bolling­ton.

The videos are avail­able on YouTube or mac­cinfo. com/food4macc.

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