Over Easter the media suite in Chipping Campden School had a bit of a makeover to make it into the dazzling tech-savvy room the sixth form media students desperately desired. The school were gifted thirty brand new Apple Mac Computers kindly funded by the school trustees, which allow students to complete coursework to the best of their ability.
“The new Macs are industry standard which allow the students to access the full creative cloud,” said Vicky Edmunds, Head of Media Studies at Chipping Campden. “They replicate university level facilities and so are just what the students need.”
To ensure both the sixth form media students and staff adjusted to the somewhat baffling machines, graphic designer Chip Crouch paid the school a visit to give a workshop on Adobe Photoshop. Mr Crouch gave the students tips and tricks to help them learn to master Photoshop – an important tool when creating printed media.
The department were also lucky enough to have Zoe Everson from the University of Gloucestershire’s Outreach Team return to the school to give a class on the news industry to the lower sixth form. Early this school year Ms Everson gave a class on film causing interesting discussions on film convections and more intense debate about who the best director of all time is.