Every month we will be shining a spotlight on two of our Cultural Providers working in Milton Keynes. For November we are excited to feature two quite different activities on offer to schools and young people.
Junior Filmmakers teach young people from 7 to 19 years to make films. They learn about story and script development which includes themes, plot, structure, characters, dialogue. They move on to write a treatment of their film, write the step outline and then fully write their scripts. They storyboard their scripts and then learn about pre-production which involves scheduling, casting and crewing. They shoot and edit their film followed by a premiere to friends, family, funders and the wider community.
The Parks Trust – Linford Lakes
Linford Lakes on the northern edge of Milton Keynes was established as a wildfowl centre in 1982 following gravel extraction from the area. The area consists of a large lake, woodland and small meadows which are interlaced with a series of ponds and smaller lakes. The three bird hides located in the site gives visitors the opportunity to watch the wildlife and take in the spectacular scenery.
Linford Lakes is an inspiring location for school visits. The secluded setting of the reserve makes it an oasis for wildlife, which provides a great opportunity for children to learn about the natural environment. The centre provides a base for local schools as well as those from further afield to come out for a half day or full day of environmental education activities.
For details on more of our Cultural Providers based in Milton Keynes, check out our interactive map of the region.