We are delighted that one of our teams entering the “Sharp Shotz” competition for 2016 has won and their film will now be produced by the BBC!
IDEAL and the University of the West of England relaunched Sharp Shotz in 2013, joined by new partners in the form of the BBC and the North Somerset Community Partnership. 2014 brought more partners including the globally recognised animators Aardman Animations, who with the University of the West of England were instrumental in getting Sharp Shotz off the ground, and Unchosen a Bristol based charity that works nationally to raise awareness of Modern Slavery.
The competition is open to 11 to 19 year olds. To win the competition the team developed an idea for a campaign focused on bringing positive change to an issue effecting young people today. Broadoak’s team made up of three young ladies calling themselves “Lagatay” from the three team members names Agata, Lottie and Taylor, focused on dealing with “Exam Stress”. The second group including Grace, Molly and Deena were also praised highly by the judges.
Georgina Britton, Media Teacher commented “Our students worked with the BBC and UWE students in the morning to develop their film ideas and then pitched to a panel of 5 experts including the Head of Technology and the Head of Live Action at the BBC. They were brilliant and represented the College excellently.”
Shelagh Pritchard Headteacher added, “We are so proud of both teams. The next steps are now taking the winning team to the BBC on 3rd February for pre-production and then filming on the 22nd. As part of their campaign, the girls will also host an event where they show their film and present to a crowd of VIPS, which will be local MPs. This has been a fantastic challenge for them and they have done so well.”