Working with Manchester Metropolitan University’s Centre for Urban Education, this nine-week project in May to July 2011 taught 20 12-year-old pupils digital filming, still photography, interviewing and reviewing skills.

Pupils used the skills to create reviews and a documentary film in response to a visit to see ‘Flashback’, an exhibition by world-renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor at Manchester Art Gallery.

They also originated their own art sculptures.

Their work featured on a new digital web channel, CUE TV. The ambition is to roll-out CUE TV for other schools across Greater Manchester and the region.

“The students did more writing in a morning’s workshop than they ever usually would in an art lesson when they were learning, ‘how to be a journalist’.” Louise Nelson, Head of Art at Manchester Communication Academy

“I have enjoyed the experience of this project because it can help me in later life and I have learnt how to explain a piece of artwork in more detail.” 12-year-old pupil, Manchester Communication Academy

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