On Saturday 5th March, the Mayoress of the London Borough of Bexley, Mrs Christine Hunt opened a ceremony to recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements of the end2end TV crew at their Arts Award Celebration Event, held at Burnt Oak Junior School in Sidcup.
The Mayoress of the London Borough of Bexley, Mrs Christine Hunt celebrates with the e2e Crew!
The crew are aged 11-13 and they have successfully completed their Bronze Arts Award in TV Production with flying colours! The award is nationally recognised and moderated by Trinity College London; Bronze is equivalent to a level 1 certificate in the arts which is equivalent to a GCSE Grade 3-1 (previously D-G).
Joining the celebration were proud parents, patrons of end2end TV and Primary & Secondary Head teachers and others from the London Borough of Bexley.
The crew have now completed their TV NOW! Scholarship Program which they began in April last year. They have learnt advanced TV Production Skills using professional equipment including HD ENG cameras and broadcast quality vision & sound mixers, as well as participating on 'live' studio, location, and professional shoots. They've undertaken real life TV Production roles from directing and vision mixing to camera and floor managing, working across a separate Studio & Control Room. The crew have also trained other young people to use these skills.
A part of the Bronze Arts Award requires young people to pass their knowledge and skills onto others: e2e Crew member Dylan said: “I liked teaching the kids and seeing how they progressed in their different roles.”
In fact, whilst the crew admit that at times instructing young people isn't the easiest thing they have done, they all agree that they have really enjoyed this part of the Arts Award and we think they have done a brilliant job. You can see some behind the scenes footage in December's blog post here.
“The e2e Crew have taken their technological skills further than most children of their age have done before; they are our first cohort to have completed our Scholarship Program and we are incredibly proud of them.” Lorraine Smith, end2end TV Director and Arts Award Adviser
end2end TV Director Peter Barrett has a background in TV & Film Production and innovation. He adds:
“Our ‘hands on’ learning environment gives young people a platform to develop a high level of skills, rather than us just giving them a manual and asking them to read it.”
This sums up e2e's no limits approach to learning. Young people are soaking up knowledge and skills and rising to every challenge. You never know how far children can go unless you give them the opportunity to try, and it turns out we are not stopping yet! Whilst the crew would like a short breather they all want to go for their Silver Arts Award next!
end2end TV's Patron, World Record Holder & Motivational Speaker Natalia Cohen sends her congratulations to the crew:
”HUGE congratulations to everyone for their amazing work and achievements. The e2e Crew are challenging themselves and developing incredible strengths that will be useful in many areas of life! I look forward to seeing more of their work in the future.”
Well done to our vibrant e2e Crew! Knowing how you enjoy treats, we knew cake had to feature in our celebration too and WOW! What cakes we had!
Enjoy watching a short video showcasing the e2e Crew's Bronze Arts Award Journey below:
Our Bronze Arts Award Journey 2021
Arts Award Moderator proudly fed back to the crew:
"A group of excellently produced portfolios giving a professional appearance in the presentation. Clearly structured, they show the young epeople taking real ownership of their work and a pride in the presentation. They were easy to follow and had good evidence throughout. Well done on such a well thought out project."