Waldegrave School Spring Magazine 2023

Media Studies A Level students were invited to a conference hosted by Media Magazine at the BFI, with talks about media ownership, directing and film, and the cultural industries. Special guests included ‘The Inbetweeners’ star Simon Bird who spoke about the film industry and his fascinating journey to becoming a star; Maitrayee Basu who spoke about Afrofuturism, activism and the music video ‘Turntables’, and key theorist and lecturer David Hesmondhalgh who spoke about culture, digitalisation in the media and conglomerates use of media. “The conference presented students with new opportunities, deeper understanding of the industry and humorous messages from each speaker, making the event a great success.” ~ Emily M

Year 12 French students also enjoyed a day at the BFI learning about the New Wave movement in French Cinema. Students immersed themselves in French during the interactive seminar. It was followed by a screening of La Haine, which they are studying as part of the French A Level course.

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