A couple of media students are helping to inspire the next generation of environmentalists by creating videos with a local primary school.

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Lauren Townsend and Sam Mcculloch, both studying a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production, were invited to Wicor Primary School in Portchester to support a sustainability project.

They were asked to create two videos, which will be sent to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) for educational purposes and centres around the topic of food and waste.

Lauren said: “If it wasn’t for us being at Highbury, I don’t think I would’ve got this experience. It’s helped upgrade our skills as well as let us work with other people. Our skills have improved and you also get experience in working round situations that you have trouble with.”

The project started after the primary school after for people to help support their horticultural programme by creating an educational video.

Sam added: “The children were quite sweet, it’s nice to see them get these kind of experiences and education that we never had as kids.

“I also love getting experience within the community and this project has given us real-world experience. It gives you a massive confidence boost.”

Horticultural and Community Lead for Wicor Primary School Louise Bryant said: "Sam and Lauren have provided skills above and beyond our expectations, helping us to fulfil a brief given to us at very short notice. Their work has enabled us to capture the horticultural essence of what we do here at Wicor for a professional educational feature."

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  • Date 09/05/2018