31st August 1999

 

KIDS TO TRY THEIR HAND IN THE STUDIO

 

The summer holidays will end in style for eight Boston area school kids this week.

 

They’ll be getting a taste of the glamorous world of television and radio when they spend a day at the Lincoln campus of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside on Thursday (2nd September).

 

The eight youngsters are members of the St Thomas’ and Kirton Kids’ Clubs and will be taking part in an experimental project to allow children as young as eight to get their hands on state-of-the-art media technology.

 

“The kids are so excited about coming to the Media Production Centre in Lincoln,” said Cathy O’Reilly of Kids’ Clubs for Lincolnshire. “It’s such a wonderful opportunity for children in the county to come and experience the high-tech facilities at the new university.

 

“We’re hoping if it goes well that we can make it a regular event.”

 

Bryan Rudd, a lecturer in the university’s Media Production department, explained that the group of twelve youngsters (including four from Horncastle) would spend the day in radio and television workshops in the university’s £11 million Media Production Centre.

 

“The kids will be given an appreciation of what happens behind the microphone and the camera,” he said. “It will be a bit of fun with a point to it.

 

“We’re glad to be making contacts with the county’s youngsters - some of our students have been making programmes for children, and in the future it might be nice to have local children into the studios as a live audience.”

 

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A photograph of the event will be sent to you first-class on Friday 3rd September.

 

For more information, or to arrange a photograph, contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042