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Film students create virtual prospectus for Newport’s Maindee Primary School

Film students at the University of South Wales have created an inspirational virtual prospectus for Maindee Primary School in Newport, celebrating its diverse, inclusive environment.

As part of their course, the students were tasked with making a promotional film to benefit a non-profit organisation, and worked with the school to make the virtual prospectus for their website and social media channels.

Collaborating with Dale Jones, Assistant Headteacher and Digital Lead at the school, the students interviewed pupils, staff and parents about what makes Maindee Primary so special.

Louie Dinham, 21, from Treforest, was one of the students who made the film, alongside Finley Mundy, Louis Henrich and Ben Chamberlain. Louie said: “We shot the film over the course of two days at the school, spending time going into each class and getting footage of the various activities taking place.

“We then spent time speaking to a few of the children, teachers and parents about what the school prides itself on, including their support facilities for pupils with learning difficulties and for those who do not speak English as their first language.

“Initially we were a little apprehensive as none of us had worked with children before, but we all thoroughly enjoyed the whole process. Dale helped make the creative decisions with us and organised lots of events and activities across the school for us to film. The best part of working with Maindee Primary was that they knew exactly what they wanted from us, and I feel proud that we were able to meet their expectations.”

Dale Jones added: “Having worked with USW before, we were excited to partner with the students to create a virtual school prospectus. We attended an interview day with multiple teams from the Film course and were impressed by Team Epsilon’s keen interest in the project.

“It was great to see the students develop and become more confident as the filming went on – we could see their passion for the film and their dedication to making it a success. They were enthusiastic during filming, great communicators and worked well as a team to deliver the prospectus for us. I’m really pleased with the final video and look forward to showing it off!”