We were delighted to welcome to Watershed yesterday Millbrook Academy from Gloucester – the first school from outside Bristol to participate in our annual Media Literacy Workshops with David Goldblatt and volunteers from the BBC. (more…)
“Thank you for a really enjoyable and valuable experience yesterday….we had a fabulous day! ”
“Thank you for an excellent day at the Watershed”
These quotes are from teachers who brought their students to this year’s Media Literacy workshops at Watershed. The theme was ‘Why study the Olympics?” (see below for more information) and Opening Ceremonies through 20th Century Olympic Games provided the focus for the morning screening session, which included clips of Leni Riefenstahl’s innovative 1936 Berlin Olympics film, Los Angeles 1984, and the astonishing 2008 Games in Beijing.
Photos from the workshops can be seen in the gallery.
We’re just finalising details for this year’s Media Literacy workshops for secondary schools (follow Media Literacy tag on the right to see information on previous years’ workshops) and thought we’d tell you a little bit about our plans and the theme “Why study the Olympics?”!! Here’s an introduction to the topic for teachers by the workshop leader David Goldblatt:
“The Summer Olympics are an extraordinary event. What began as an obscure, eccentric Hellenic revival and sporting gymkhana has become one of the world’s most important and most watched public spectacles. Now over a century old, they have survived every twist and turn of global history and grown ever larger. Up to six years in the making, the scale of a modern Olympic games is immense: 20,000, athletes, from over 200 countries, compete in 23 sports over three weeks, and most of the planet will be watching some of it. (more…)
This audio-slide show about Watershed’s Media Literacy Workshops uses photographs and audio recordings made during the workshop sessions which were part of the RELAYS at Watershed season ‘Let the Games Begin’ in June 2009.
Excerpts from David Goldblatt’s talk introduce the themes for the workshop and are followed by edited interviews with teachers, BBC film-crew volunteers and the pupils participating in the workshop.
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The voices heard in the sound track do not necessarily belong to the people depicted at the same time in the photographs.
‘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.