Melland High School Media Studio is continuing to develop exciting projects for students to engage in using New Media tools in a creative and supportive environment.
The studio offers pupils, staff and parents an opportunity to access these technology and develop new and exciting ways to incorporate these tools and techniques within our learning.
Our Media Crew work towards gaining their City & Guilds ‘Video Production Unit’, and we have had a great success rate with most of our crew members achieving Level 1 and 2 in Media.
Here is a quote from our recent Challenge Partner review.
Area of Excellent Practice “Media/Technology”
“The creative use of ICT and media has been developed and incorporated into the school curriculum. The school has worked to adapt new technologies, consulting with creative practitioners such as professional filmmakers, interactive music specialists and a partner company (Clict Media) to ensure that investment has been made in appropriate technologies.
The approach has resulted in enhanced learning experiences for all students. Investment in a fully equipped media studio has provided access to equipment and expertise that enables imagination to be given substance and bring a great deal of enjoyment to learning.
Other spaces including interactive sensory and science studios and an interactive hydro pool have had a powerful effect on pupil outcomes, engagement, motivation, behaviour and attendance.
A school orchestra, ‘Rawchestra’, formed with the co-located secondary school utilise state of the art interactive technology to make it fully inclusive.
The approach embraces a rigorous staff training programme and a team of creative and technical staff ensure that equipment is working and available for use in lessons.
The media team keeps abreast of changes within new technologies and seeks advice from the business partner.
An ICT steering group ensures that the whole school is involved in sharing ideas and knowledge and making decisions.
Whiteboards, Apple TV, iPads and X-Box controllers are key resources within the approach and give students access to a virtual environment that promotes playful, purposeful learning.”