Media Literacy Workshops
‘Sport + Culture + Passion: Let the Games Begin’ – Media Literacy workshops for schools at Watershed, Bristol.
As part of the RELAYS project, Watershed ran a programme of Media Literacy workshops for schools during June in conjunction with Bristol City Council’s Children and Young People’s services and the BBC. Each workshop was a day-long session held at Watershed and was attended by over 200 students from 5 Bristol schools, with 16 volunteers from the BBC helping out during the sessions. Go to the Media Literacy Workshops gallery to see more photos.
On arrival students were issued a challenge to create a piece of work ready for ‘broadcast’ by the end of the day. The process began with an introductory, inspirational session led by speaker David Goldblatt, author of “The Ball is Round: A global history of football”.
Using a diverse and global selection of film and TV clips, both contemporary and from archives, David Goldblatt offers an inspiring and interactive presentation to enthuse and excite participants about sport and film with a particular focus on expressing sporting passion and the skills and techniques that are needed to write and talk about sport.
The afternoon session was led by school staff and supported by David, and volunteer camera crew from the BBC and members of the Watershed team. Students worked in groups to produce a piece of writing (eg: reportage, poetry, inner monologue, commentaries, etc) or drama which was then performed to camera and recorded by the BBC who supply the school with a DVD of the workshop film that can be used by teachers in classroom discussions.
A season of sport themed films was also screened for the public during June to complement the workshops – see ‘archive’ section for details.
For further information on the project please contact
Tel 0117 915 7239
This entry was posted on Fri 1st May, 2009.