Another citizen journalism project underway with Paralympic theme
David Goldblatt and tutor Sacha Butterworth are working once again with some of the students from City of Bristol College who took part in Oktoberfest. This time they are looking at the topic of young people and disability in sport. The project is part of research that Dr Emma Rich and colleagues at Bath University are carrying out about barriers to participation in sport and is being supported by RELAYS at Watershed, Matthew Swindells, RELAYS PhD student at UWE, and Greg Sharp, Sports Development Manager at the University of Bath, also a RELAYS colleague.
The students will be interviewing and filming young athletes in training at Bath University’s Sports Village which is hosting individuals and squads who are in training for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and beyond. There’s also a good chance the citizen journalists will get an interview with Ben Rushgrove, a professional disability runner from Bath.
Here’s a link to the students’ blog.