Students praised for level of professionalism during 'Heritage Heresy' project

Heritage Heresy

A small group of students from our Media Production Diploma at Engine Shed and Digitech Studio School worked with Graphic Science on the weekend to capture and produce a film documenting the educational trip they had organised for 30 young people aged 11-14 that are interested in engineering and architecture.

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To launch the 'Heritage Heresy' project were treated to guided tours of various parts of Bath; both historical and modern, as well as talks from professionals that all led to their weekend task of redesigning various aspects of Bath the way they felt would most benefit the city. With such an intriguing project planned for young people, we were keen to provide the opportunity for students to work with Graphic Science to produce a short film documenting the weekend.

He took the reins

An alumni student of boomsatsuma, Alon Farrow, expressed an interest in leading the project as part of his quest to gain ever more management-level experience that can benefit his higher education and other future endeavours. He took the reins in liaising directly with Rhona Phelps, the STEM Manager at Graphic Science in order to; assemble a team of interested students, organise transport and logistics and to supervise the team of students over the weekend.

'It gave me experience as a project leader working with a real-life client'

- Alon Farrow, boomsatsuma alumni

Alon has said 'the project went really well and the students did a great job.' As the opportunity is closely related to Alon's current endeavours and future goals he added 'I'm glad I took up this opportunity as it gave me experience as a project leader working with a real-life client.'

Chloe

Chloe

Sam

Sam

Lewis

Lewis

Singing praises

Lewis, Chloe and Sam; the team of students currently studying on our Media Production Diploma at Engine Shed and Digitech Studio School received high levels of praise from both the young people and staff involved in the Heritage Heresy project as well as senior management at Graphic Science.

'They were professional and worked diligently throughout the entire time'

- Rhona Phelps, STEM Manager at Graphic Science

Rhona Phelps worked closely with the team throughout the project and as the project came to a close she noted 'I just wanted to sing the praises of the fantastic team of students that filmed our event in Bath over the weekend. They were professional and worked diligently throughout the entire time they were there and to make it even better, they were fun and all the children (and adults) liked having them around.' The project came together because of the support Alon provided and Rhona added 'with Alon at the helm I couldn’t have asked for more and look forward to seeing the film they create.'

'I have heard many good things about boomsatsuma in the past, but I am happy to say that your students exceeded all of my expectations'

- Ben Johnson, Director of Graphic Science

News travels quickly and Ben Johnson, the Director of Graphic Science sent us an email after the weekend to tell us 'how very impressed we all were with the students' and noted that 'their attitude and behaviour throughout the two days were exemplary; consistently engaged and totally professional throughout.' He even went on to tell us 'I have seen a number of "professional" outfits over the years who would do well to study the behaviour of your students. I have heard many good things about boomsatsuma in the past, but I am happy to say that your students exceeded all of my expectations.'

Professional development

We pride ourselves on providing real-world opportunities to all our students that help to develop them in their current education, future studies and careers and its fantastic for our team to receive high praise for the projects our young people are taking part in throughout their communities.

Elliot Lamb