Media students volunteer time and expertise
Thursday, 1 October, 2015

Solihull College & University Centre’s Media students have used their expertise to work with Solihull Police to produce a short educational video as well as The Mad Hatters Tea Party Charity to capture a fun filled day for sick and disabled children.

The students at the college gave up their time over the summer to work with Solihull Police to produce a video to educate teenagers on the dangers of quad bikes. Students Laura Ray, Matt Ellgood and Danielle Lee worked with Solihull Police to capture a real-life story of a young person who suffered injuries after a quad biking accident in the hope of avoiding future accidents.

The students filmed and edited the video which is now being used by Solihull Council to try to tackle the dangers of using quadbikes illegally. The students impressed Solihull Police with their professional work and the chief officer at Solihull station would like to work with the students again to produce a video on the dangers of Bonfire Night this November.

The 3 students who are currently studying towards an Extended Diploma in Creative media at Solihull College & University Centre also used their time over the summer holidays to work with Midlands charity Mad Hatters Tea Party. The charity aims to provide sick and disabled children free fun and exciting educational days out as well as increase children’s independence and quality of life.

The Solihull College students attended The Mad Hatter’s Summer Tea Party at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham where children could enjoy face painters, singers, dancers, workshops, circus entertainment and much more. Laura, Matt and Danielle captured the day’s activities on film as well as interviewing those who attended including former Solihull Council MP Lorely Burt. The students then worked hard to edit the footage and produce the final piece and the video will now be used by both the charity and the Botanical Gardens.

For more information on courses available at Solihull College & University Centre attend the open day on Saturday 28th November or call 0121 678 7000.

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