Yesterday was a busy day for the whole of the Birmingham Ormiston Academy. We ran a Question Time Style show for our weekly futures course. The brief we were given was to challenge our fellow students, making them consider a range of options for their future. To do this we had a panel of special guests including Suzy Scott, (Head of HR at PRG), Lara Ratnaraja FRSA (Consultant for creative, cultural and digital industries), David Harte (Leader for MA Social Media at BCU), Tas Bashir (Filmmaker, Designer, Architect and Writer), Alex McCorkindale (Producer of Learning and Participation at MAC) and last but by no means least Matt Windle (Performance Poet who now dabbles in music). Our Panel of Guests was chaired by BBC WM’s Radio reporter, Phil Upton.
Some of the students had the chance to ask the panel questions they submitted prior to the event and the answer given provides us all with alot of food for thought.
The production went pretty smoothly, Production Arts Students managed staging and lighting, Music Tech. Students were in charge of sound and a group of Broadcast Students were responsible for filming the event. As production manager my role was to assist in the coordination of the event and the production team in charge of documenting the show.
Thank you to everyone who participated and I hope the students learnt something valuable from the event.