This week Hedingham School was very privileged to have Christine Langan, the Head of BBC Film, in to school to officially open the new Media Suite which was installed over the summer. The suite is designed for use by Sixth Form students studying for A levels in Media and Photography. Both of these subjects are very popular with students with many choosing to go on to university to further their knowledge of this booming creative industry. Ms Langan was able to speak to students about her experiences of the film industry and all the different TV programmes and films she has been involved in. Sixth Former Imogen Legrove from Halstead said, ‘The whole experience was utterly inspiring and students got the chance to ask searching questions and learn about Ms Langan’s background and her path into the world of film.’ The students were fascinated to learn that Ms Langan had met numerous famous individuals including Kit Harington and Michael Fassbender and has also won one of the very prestigious BAFTA awards. As Ms Langan brought her award into school to show students, some of them were even lucky enough to hold it!
The day was an amazing experience and incredibly beneficial for students wanting to go into the film industry. Christine Langan was most impressed by the suite of 25 new iMacs complete with top of the range, industry standard, editing software, for use in both A level Media Studies and Photography. Leader of Media, Mr Rory Hyde, has already witnessed the positive impact the new equipment has had on the quality of work produced by the students. He commented, ‘With these new facilities our students are better prepared for a future in the creative media industry. Overall it was a fantastic day which was enjoyed by students and teachers alike.’
Alfie Wyand Brooks who studies Media and Photography at A level said, ‘The new Media Suite has greatly improved my quality of work. The Apple IMacs and software allow me to make and edit films and photos to a really professional standard. The suite also helps bring the students together because we are all in the same room creating and sharing ideas as we work which I think is very important in these subjects. I am really grateful for what the school has provided us with, as are the rest of the students.’