This has been a highly successful project delivered alongside Mako Education. In a graphics design project students from Mid Cheshire College’s Foundation Degree Graphics Department researched, designed and delivered media projects to encourage people to get out and enjoy the landscape and history connected to Cheshire’s salty past.
The students embraced the challenge of delivering for a real client producing some fantastic, viable outcomes and demonstrating a professional level of communication and commitment. The finished pieces included everything from materials for families and children, ideas for themed events involving the community, to digital media productions, maps and photography that really represent the broad range of historic sites and exciting activities people can experience in the Weaver Valley. The brief gave the students the chance to learn skills used in the classroom in a ‘real world’ context
In the film making element of the project students were asked to plan, prep, shoot and edit 3 videos with organisations from the landscape partnership scheme. The students got to travel around many different areas of the Saltscape and got to see firsthand the difference that their work was making.
Also encompassed within this project were numerous pod-casting workshops working with local primary schools and an oral history workshop, working with older individuals to help them share their stories.
Listen to the interviews by children from primary schools in Winsford as they discuss their favourite places : Podcasts
Link to interactive map.
Take a look at the Press release in our news section.