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Cardiff West Community High School Ambition Project

Monday 18 September 2017

A group of 100 year 7 pupils from the new West Cardiff Community High School (CWCHS) took part in film-making sessions on a visit to the PDC Cardiff Campus, home of the University’s Creative Industries faculty.

As well as getting a personal taste of the visual effects training that PDC students receive – and being part of the filmmaking process themselves – the pupils also had the opportunity to look around the city center campus, hearing talks on fashion, advertising and design.

At the VFX studio, Darren Tobin got a taste of being Spider-Man, with Skyla Ward acting the famous clapper; while the other students have the opportunity to try out camera work. Then, VFX PDC experts changed the green screen background for a glittering scene, so it looked like Darren was standing tall on a roof, ready to be a hero fighting crime.

The visit was part of the Ambition Project, a joint project between the partner universities of First Campus, the Creative Education Partnership and Cardiff West Community High School.

The Creative Education Partnership aims to foster close working links between Cardiff’s education provision and its successful creative sector in order to raise pupils’ aspirations.

Mark Jackson, Design Director at CSP, and member of the Creative Education Partnership, said, “CSP is always looking for ways to engage with young people in South Wales and the area, and welcoming the pupils to the campus a great way to give them a personal taste of the world of higher education. ”