College students given film commission

Wed 19 June 2013, 11:30 am

Media and graphic design students at Barking & Dagenham College were commissioned by Gazelle Group to photograph and film an education summit at the Strand's Royal Society of Arts building.

The Gazelle Colleges Group summit focused on ambitions to put local colleges at the centre of an "entrepreneurial ecosystem".

It was attended by education and business leaders from across the country, with the group aiming to build a cluster of entrepreneurial colleges throughout England by 2016.

Students were given the chance to conduct interviews with guests and speakers, including MPs, principals and company directors.

Carolyn Chapman-Lees, executive director of the Gazelle Group said: "We commissioned the students after meeting with Barking & Dagenham College earlier in the year to discuss more opportunities for students to get involved with Gazelle.

"We are certainly pleased we did. Their professionalism and dedication on the day was extremely impressive."

The Gazelle Group was set up in 2011 by five college principals.

In other news, students were commissioned by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham to carry out a decorating project at the Maples day centre in Barking.

Students also took part in Barclays Money Skills Week, an event offering students advice about managing money through a series of workshops.

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