10th March 2005

 

STUDENTS DO THEIR BIT FOR COMIC RELIEF

 

Youngsters from a Cleethorpes youth centre have put together a short programme for Comic Relief this Friday (11th March) with the help of students from the University of Lincoln in Hull.

 

Nine students from the Hull School of Art & Design produced, filmed and edited comedy sketches and songs written and performed by children from the Trin Youth Centre.

 

The youngsters, from various schools in the area, appealed for contributions to their Comic Relief broadcast which is based on the theme of making poverty history. 

 

Students from all three levels of the Television and Film Design degree course were commissioned by the BBC to film the project and acted as studio crew for the recording of links presented by two Trin youngsters at the BBC building in Hull.

 

Director, producer and final-year student Jon-Paul Washington (26) commented: “It was a really exciting and invaluable experience and very much a realistic and professionally orientated hands-on chance to learn about television work - particularly with the strict deadlines to shoot and edit the package.”

 

Peter Atkinson-Dell, course leader, said that this project and the benefits of the BBC’s Spark TV project are promoting and encouraging the development of valuable relationships and understanding between schools, higher education and industry in the region.

 

The Trin Youth Centre offers young people diverse opportunities to develop personal and social skills, enabling them to raise personal awareness and participate in fund-

raising voluntary action and peer education. For further information visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/community/youngpeople/trin-youthcentre.htm

 

For further information about Comic Relief visit www.comicrelief.com

 

For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886244                         gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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