Eighty-four secondary pupils from across Moray have taken the opportunity to be involved in a Digital Media project with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Moray. In partnership with Northport Studio of Elgin, the project will support the Moray Skills Framework.
Participating schools were each allocated a dedicated business growth sector, and all interested students offered the opportunity to research and select four Moray businesses from their sector. The pupils prepared a professional ‘pitch’ in the hope that they would be chosen to work alongside the team at Northport Studio to produce a series of films capturing the diverse businesses which operate in Moray, and to highlight the variety of job roles which exist within each sector.
With pitches now completed, the successful teams from Buckie High, Keith Grammar, Elgin High and Speyside High School can look forward to introductory workshops at Northport Studio over the holidays before filming begins in August.
Moira Stickle, DYW Moray – Manager says, “This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with pupils in Secondary schools in Moray. Offering them a work relevant experience which will help them develop their creativity, self-management, team working, communication, thinking, interpersonal, leadership and ultimately their employability skills – in line with the Moray Skills framework.
Pupils had had the opportunity to follow a commercial bid process, with each school having selected their best three proposals before the film-makers decided the eventual winners. The whole process has been fascinating.”
Anne Duncan, Education Liaison for Northport Studio says, "This was a tough challenge for the last few weeks of the school term. However, the energy and enthusiasm of the pupils is infectious, and it was extremely hard to make that final selection. We congratulate all the students involved in stage one and look forward to working with the winners and their chosen businesses over the next five months.”
These films will launch at future Moray career events but to find out more about DYW Moray and to follow the Digital Media Competition film-making process see - www.facebook.com/DYWMorayDigitalMediaProject