Filming for our friends in Cyprus

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The YJA team at Cottesmore Millfield were tasked to make a short film about our school to be shown to the pupils of Dhekalia Primary School in Cyprus.

The link with Dhekelia & Cottesmore is that many students from Cyprus will be transferring to our school in the near future. We thought it would would be a great idea to give them a whistle stop tour of our school and show them what life will be like when they join us. 

So recently the YJA team members have been busy filming all sorts of cool things about about Cottesmore. We all had a job to do when we got involved in filming for the first time! After some training, Jake (the senior journalist) mentored the rest of the team on how to get the best from the camera and microphones. Most of the action was filmed by Nicole who said, “It was lots of fun to film and I would love to film more!”

Our first film location was in one of the classrooms. We chose to capture the action in one of our favourite teacher’s classroom, Mr Clark. Molly, the journalist who filmed in Mr Clark’s classroom, told me, “Filming in a teacher’s classroom was very hard because of all the noise of learning in the background but I really enjoyed it, it made me focus more.” Molly went on to say, “We were filming in an art class so we needed to try to film in the tidiest areas so we could set up all the camera gear.”

Molly went on to say, “We were filming in an art class so we needed to try to film in the tidiest areas so we could set up all the camera gear.”

We really wanted to film the school’s Breakfast Club because everybody said it was really fun! Fortunately, Matt, our media trainer, agreed to an early start and we arrived at school at 8 o clock in the morning and got straight into filming. Jake had this to say, “I loved Breakfast Club but they made me clean up!”

In the film, Mrs Richards, who is a teaching assistant, watches the children as they make toast for their breakfast. We filmed in other areas, like a music lesson and whilst watching a sneaky peak of a YJA interview taking place. Kara, who was an audio engineer, said, “Filming was really hard but rewarding!”

If you are dying to see the film just click below and see us in action.

Maddison, Year6

Cottesmore Millfield Academy

17 Responses to Filming for our friends in Cyprus

  1. Lisa-Michelle Hall January 25, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Fantastic. Proud mum moment Maddie H. X

  2. Miss Bradley January 25, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Brilliant work Young Journalists!! Very proud of you and our school.

  3. Wil January 26, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Great article and video to go along with it! Sounds like a fantastic school, full of fun and nice children. Loads of room for really fun games and things as well. Overall, a fantastic article and video. Keep up the good work guys!

  4. Keane January 26, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Good article Maddison! I really like the video that you made. Keep it up!

  5. Amira January 26, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Amazing article! I really enjoyed the article and the video; I’m sure your school is a great school as well .

  6. Oliver January 26, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Well done Cottesmore fantastic video and article. It really teaches people what it’s like at you school.

  7. Will.N January 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Great article and video; it’s nice for the people in Cyprus too.

  8. Ava January 26, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Great article Cottesmore! The video was just as good!

  9. Lily January 26, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Brilliant article Cottesmore, really good video!

  10. toby January 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Great video! I’m sure the kids in Cyprus loved it.

  11. Libby January 26, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Great article Cottesmore! The video was very good too. 🙂

  12. Charlotte January 26, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Great article and film. Hope Cyprus liked it. 🙂

  13. Abi January 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Great article YJA, the video was excellent too!

  14. Sarah K January 28, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Well done Madison, another great article. The film was brilliant, well done to all the young journalists.

  15. Jasmine February 2, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I loved this when we filmed it, I couldn’t stop laughing!

  16. Kara February 11, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    It was so fun filming and the article was amazing too, Maddie, keep up the articles.

  17. Maddie hall February 15, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I loved it when we were filming. Good article Madison. Keep up the good articles in the Cottesmore village Link 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂