College students get behind camera to promote local food
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.