Media students sent to Coventry for UK skills final

Seven young and talented television producers from Barnsley College won the chance to pitch their ideas for new internet-based television shows to a panel of experts in the final of the UK Skills Moving Image Production competition.

Currently studying Media at Barnsley College, the students spent the day in Coventry in the finals of the national competition where they had to pitch their ideas to industry professionals. When commenting on the work of the two teams, lead judge and “Dancing On Ice” star Todd Carty said: “The students delivered with passion and enthusiasm in pitches which were as good as I have seen from many professionals.”

He also told the students: “I have enjoyed the experience immensely and I feel sure that you will progress within the industry”. Sam Wilson, Curriculum and Quality Leader for Creative Media expressed his joy at the students’ successes. “I am delighted with the work the students have produced; they are a real credit to the College. This is a difficult time for them especially with end-of-year assignments due but the students worked hard in a short space of time and have achieved some amazing results”.

The students are now eagerly awaiting the decision from the competition panel and receiving their certificates and are looking forward to taking their success into university.

A British Youth Film Institute representative is pictured on the left with Russell Harrison, April Bird, Daniel Flintham, Gemma Spittle, Hayley Cassidy, Todd Carty, Jane Hattersley and Craig Taylor.

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