Congratulations to Pontypridd High School’s Roving Reporters Kyra, Shannon, Zoe, Hannah and Lowri for their fantastic win today at the Media4schools Awards Ceremony in Cineworld, Cardiff.
They have been working on a three part film on the regeneration of Pontypridd with Media4schools and Costain. Part one of the films was shortlisted and scooped first prize in the Regeneration Category winning them a £100 Jessops gift voucher.
The Roving Reporter team was set up as part of the Building the Future Together Project at Pontypridd High School which aims to engage and raise the aspirations of young people while helping them to achieve their goals. Hannah said “It was amazing! The quality of the films was outstanding, I felt as if I was in the Oscars.”
Zoe said “It was a really inspiring event; I want to make a lot more films now” while Lowri commented “It makes me want to pick up a camera and get out there!”
Debbie Davies, Youth Coach for Building the Future Together said “Thank you to Brian Greaves, Costain and Media4schools and Rhondda Cynon Taff CBC for giving the reporters such a great opportunity to experience working in the media. All of the Reporters have shown an interest in this career pathway and what better way to start than reporting on local news within their own community.”
The winning film can be seen on YouTube and the Love Ponty website www.loveponty.com .
The Building the Future Together project is part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.