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Zac Goldsmith MP visits our student filmmakers

posted 9 Mar 2015, 06:05 by Unknown user
On Monday 9th March we were delighted to welcome VIP visitor Zac Goldsmith MP, who met with a group of our students to hear about their experiences of participating in the Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) programme, which is a global programme running in 60+ countries around the world. The AYV programme in the UK is coordinated by Eastside Educational Trust and involves more than 1,000 young people, helping them to create original digital media about an issue they feel strongly about. 

Avi, an RPA Year 10 student who was recently invited to be an Adobe Youth Voices ambassador at a House of Commons event, comments: “It is so important to raise awareness of the talents of young people, the quality of our work and how we are able to use technology to achieve this. We are therefore grateful for Zac Goldsmith’s interest in what we are producing here at Richmond Park Academy.”

Kyrill Potapov, an RPA English teacher who also works with the students to encourage them to develop their creative skills through programmes such as School Creative, adds: “This is what I love about being a teacher. These students have really demonstrated how creative and brilliant young people can be and I could not be prouder of what they have achieved.”

Mr Goldsmith visited with the students in our brand new Mac Suite (which was part of the school’s £10 million redevelopment project), where he viewed first-hand some of the work the students are doing and pieces of film they have created.

Zac Goldsmith MP, said of the AYV programme: “This is an inspiring initiative and is opening up all kinds of life opportunities for the students taking part. I was really excited to see the short films the students have been working on as well as learning more about the programme.”