On Thursday 10th February year 10 Enterprise and Media pupils took part in an exciting adventure to Watford’s Warner Brothers Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter.
With it being a while since pupils were able to physically visit venues it was warmly welcomed by all pupils as an opportunity to explore how the behemoth film series was developed, created and became the biggest franchise in the world. Media pupils were able to consider the specific design features, tools used and the careers that could wait for them in film production. Linking this to their current Media course and to sixth form and beyond pupils could see how a basic concept would be worked on with special effects to get the desired impact on the silver screen.
Enterprise pupils were equally as enthralled as they were able to explore the various impacts a film series has not just on the film company but also suppliers, contractors and subsidiaries from local set designers to the shops near the studios who would see a boost in sales during filming.
Mr Bowley was excited to get back out into the real world with the pupils “Since the pandemic pupils have been able to use online experience to really enrich their understanding of our subjects. However, nothing can quite fill the place of physically going somewhere. The experience has been the ticket to getting our pupils to apply how the theory of Enterprise and Media links with the real world application. It is no doubt this will help them as they move forward in their paths to become future directors, designers, entrepreneurs and marketing executives.”
The pupils were especially well behaved showing the Etone Values across the day with the venue stating “It has been lovely to host Etone College today. The pupils were exemplary and show great potential in a future in the film industry.”