YOUNG FILMMAKERS VISIT HOMES

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Budding young film-makers at a North Yorkshire primary school are working on their latest ‘Oscar-winning’ feature – on the property sector.

Last year, developer Mulberry Homes Yorkshire donated three mini iPads to Sowerby Community Primary School, near Thirsk.

Over the last school year, the children – through an after-school video club – have been learning how to use the iPads to make films and animations.

They have also been looking at careers so as part of this, a group of year six children recently visited Mulberry’s nearby development, known as the Oaks, at Sowerby Gateway.

They interviewed Melanie Powls, Mulberry’s Sales Manager, and Richard Connor, Senior Site Manager for Moody Construction, who are building the homes on Mulberry’s behalf.

They also filmed a show home and a home still under construction.

Melanie said: “The children were very well prepared and asked some really good questions; it felt like being interviewed by Jeremy Paxman!

“It was great to see the iPads being put to such great use and we are now looking forward to seeing the final cut.”

John Cole, Pre-Construction Manager at Moody Construction, said: “It was great to watch the children in action and very pleasing that they found the construction industry so interesting.

“If they don’t make it as film-makers, hopefully they will become the architects and builders of the future.”
Bradley Galloway, aged 11, was one of the children who took part. He recently moved into one of Mulberry’s homes at The Oaks.

He said: “It was really interesting finding out what goes in to building and selling the homes, especially as I am now living in one of them.”

Keeley Ungerechts, Head Teacher at Sowerby Community Primary School, said: “The donation of the iPads from Mulberry Homes Yorkshire was very gratefully received and the children have enjoyed using them to make films.

“Being able to tie this in to with a subject we have been looking at, which is careers, is fantastic and we would like to thank Mulberry and Moody Construction for making this happen.”