Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Holocaust Poster Competition - Keeping the Memory Alive

Level 5 student Koroush Heirati has been shortlisted in the Top 20, for the International Competition. Students were invited to submit original posters on the theme “Keeping the Memory Alive – Journeys through the Holocaust” in keeping with the 2014 designated theme of the United Nations Holocaust and Outreach Programme. A committee of international judges, comprising experts in both design and in Holocaust education, will be appointed to select the best posters out of all those submitted.
The 12 highest ranking posters will enjoy high-profile display around the world. Prizes will be awarded for winning designs and the posters will be exhibited extensively, reaching thousands of people in dozens of countries. There will be more news in July about the next round of judging. 

Friday, 24 May 2013

Here's One I Made Earlier

A small group of 'makers' in Level 5, devised ideas and plans for Blue Peter's make section of the show. Famously known for the line "Here's one I made earlier..", the students had to invent a new ‘make’ idea (of which over the years has been fairly exhaustive). They had to come up with aconcept that children could make on their own (or be helped to make with a grown-up!). The materials used, had to cheap and easy to source and tied in to an up coming celebration or cultural day. They also had to test their plans out on a group of school children to see if they could understand the instructions. Michelle Ackerley, Assistant Producer made a  visit to our studio and the students presented to her, she was really impressed with their ideas and is taking them forward to her team meeting. Watch this space.