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Archive for April, 2015

Bristol Grammar School raises funds for KWMC

We were delighted to be the chosen charity for Bristol Grammar School‘s Diamond’s House earlier this year. From flower sales to cake-making, students from years 7-13 raised money to support our work with people of all ages in Knowle West and beyond.

We’d like to thank the staff and students of Diamond’s House for their kind recognition and their great fundraising efforts, which raised over £930!

Fundraising began in October 2014 with the Diamond’s House Concert, where staff and pupils entertained an audience with music, comedy, drama, dance and gymnastics. This raised £225.21 through ticket sales and selling home-made cakes and refreshments during the interval.

During Diamond’s House Charity Week in March 2015 all of the House tutor groups held cake sales, whilst Year 10 pupil Sam also did a sponsored swim, raising a further £42.50!

Our Communications Officer Rachel visited BGS on 11th March to give a House Assembly and shared our 19-year story, as well as exciting future developments at KWMC, including the relaunch of our Young People’s Programme as Jump Studios and the new employment platform Eight.


On March 17th, BGS celebrated its annual Charter Day at Bristol Cathedral, when it is traditional for everyone to wear a daffodil. Each tutor group in Diamond’s House sold daffodils to the rest of the school – reflecting their house colour and ensuring that everyone had a flower to wear during the service!

KWMC would like to thank the pupils and staff of Diamond’s House for their fantastic fundraising efforts – and for doing so much to support our work.

For details about how you could support KWMC please contact Caryn or visit the Support page. Photos and fundraising details courtesy of Bristol Grammar School.

KWMC presents paper at national conference

On Saturday 18th April, Sarah Shorrock, one of our Junior Digital Producers (JDPs), presented a paper at an event at the University of Nottingham, organised by the British Education Research Association.

The paper, written by Sarah, was about the action research approach our JDPs adopted when developing the film ‘The Glowing Divide.’ It explained how the Visible You project was devised in an ongoing way, based on what the JDPs discovered through their research with young people, to ensure that the process and the subsequent film were relevant to young people.

The paper, which will be available to download from this website soon, was very well received by the national audience.

Visit the Visible You project page for more information about the project and our interactive documentary exploring how social isolation affects teenagers – and what we can do about it.


Participant Begins Studies At UWE

In January 2015, Sue Henley started a foundation English degree at the University of the West of England (UWE). The course requires basic computer skills, so Sue comes in to Knowle West Media Centre’s Computers for Beginners class on Tuesday mornings where we give her support and encouragement.

We caught up with Sue and asked her a few questions about her experience in our class:

Q: What skills have you learned?
A: When I started this course I was very nervous. I have learned to do word processing and am learning to use images.

Q: What was the best thing about the course?
A: Walking in the door and meeting people that wanted to learn. We get along well as a group and are all at different levels.

We’d like to wish Sue the best of luck with her degree!  If you’re interested in joining the Computers for Beginners class please call our reception on 0117 903 0444 or visit the Events page.

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Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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