Live Creative Help SOS Bus
Thursday, 26 January 2017
Students from Seevic College are supporting the SOS bus.
Level 1 Creative Media Production students worked on a live brief to create a game for the SOS bus as part of Live Creative – one of Seevic’s College Companies.
The College Companies allow students to work on real life projects and gain valuable employability skills. Live Creative works with companies to provide services including filmmaking, branding, photography and design.
Seevic students have joined forces with Soroptimist Club in order to help their chosen local charity of the year, SOS Bus. The project was briefed to the students by Sharon Richardson who is the President of the Soroptimist Club.
The Soroptimist Club is an international organisation which helps with projects locally, nationally and internationally and has been around for around 100 years. This year they aim to help educate and engage both students and the public with the SOS buses located in Southend and Basildon.
The SOS buses are a project from YMCA and are a safe haven. They are equipped with first aiders, youth and voluntary workers and solvent abuse advisors.
The students were asked to create a game to help promote the SOS bus project. The game will also be used to help educate and engage others on safety when out and about as well as how the SOS bus can help.
Tyler Atkins, Level 1 Creative Media Production student, 18, was the team leader of the group ensuring that the clients received the end product they were expecting.
He had to organise the class into two teams and pick up on areas of strengths and use them to his advantage.
Talking about the project Tyler said: “The project was definitely a learning experience. The whole class learnt new skills to go with our existing knowledge to ensure that the games were up to the right standards.
“I enjoyed the project as not only were we learning new things but we were having fun. This was an amazing opportunity to work on a real brief and it gave all of us an insight into the working world.”
John Bastin, Project Manager for SOS bus, said: “It was really great working with the students. They had some great ideas that we have been able to adapt to ensure they truly represent what we do on the bus.
“All students listened to what we needed and were really responsive. They all tested their skills and created a final piece of work which we will use at events.
Tutor of Level 1 Creative Media Production, Susan Sandercock, said: “I am really impressed with how the students have managed a real life media scenario. They have all planned their own work and have been enthusiastic about the task.
“Each lessons started with a team meeting to delegate the tasks amongst themselves.
“This project has really given the students the freedom to develop their own ideas and work to their own accords. The games is in which they developed were fit for purpose and near to a professional standard.”
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