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Media Students Create Movie Magic for the Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Published 27 October
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Craven College Media students met with the team from the Airedale NHS Foundation Trust this month and discussed how as part of their College Media course, they can work to produce exciting and informative content for departments across Airedale.

Teams of students worked alongside staff at the Trust on a variety of filming projects to create videos for patients, the website, and social media. The collaboration has been set up to give students vital real experience of working on client projects and to build their personal portfolios, with the Trust getting high-quality videos at no cost to the NHS in return. 

One group of students, including Flynn Scott and Teddy Cook, worked with patients and staff to create a celebration video for the 10th anniversary of the Goldline service.  The service provides end-of-life care to patients and families and the video will be shown at a celebratory event in November.  

Flynn Scott said “To take part in a real project like this gives me experience in the field and I’m really enjoying it. It helps me visualise how my future is going to be and how to plan projects out.”  

Teddy Cook went on to say “We’ve made adverts for businesses around Skipton but never to this sort of scale and for such a big organisation as the NHS. This year at College, we are already making videos for a variety of different employers, but we’re also working on making a promotional video for an elderly walking and football group, so we are getting experience across a huge range of projects.” 

Further projects that were produced in collaboration with the Trust include working with a community charity to create donation promotion videos and assisting the Trust’s maternity team to create social media reels, giving tips to new parents on safe bathing and breastfeeding tips for the first few weeks.  

Fiona Page, Communications Manager at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust says “We are delighted to offer these talented students the opportunity to work on real projects for the NHS – on films that are really important to us too.  Their level of professionalism is fantastic and a credit to the College, and we hope these films will make a great addition to their portfolios, to showcase what they can do as they start their careers in media.” 

Media course tutor Colin Maunder says “I am so proud of our students; they have realised the importance and scale of these project briefs and approached them in a wholly professional manner. Work experience is a key part of the course and the experience it offers the students will be invaluable as they look to progress into our thriving creative industries.” 

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