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Digital media project for schools underway

digital media project with Will Bix of Somerset Film

Sights & Sounds of the Marshes is a digital media project delivered by our partners at Somerset Film and funded by the Hertiage Lottery Fund.  Local school and college children are being given the opportunity to explore the landscape through digital stories, film, radio and audio recordings.

Year 2 children at St Joseph’s & St Theresa’s School in Wells took part in the project just before the summer holidays. The pupils researched wetland wildlife and learnt about photography, then visited Shapwick Heath NNR to photograph the wildlife they had researched.  The children’s ‘digital stories’ about the wildlife of the Marshes were compiled with their photos and voiceovers by Will Bix of Somerset Film. Here is a video about them making those stories.

There are still spaces to take part in this project. Teachers from primary or secondary schools should contact Amy Stone at the Avalon Marshes Landcsape Partnership if they are interested.

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