Over the course of the weekend the boys were scheduled to play at least three group games, take a tour of F.C. Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium and spend a day relaxing on the beach. It was a fully packed schedule and the boys were kept busy all day every day!
Day 1: We left The Abbey School at 9:00am and drove to London Gatwick. We then boarded our plane to Barcelona. The boys were really excited and for some it was their first time both abroad and on an aeroplane! We then took a coach south with our travel rep from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar where our 4* hotel awaited us. Once settled into our rooms we had our evening meal and the usual team meeting in preparation for Friday’s opening game.
James Routh is a critically acclaimed filmmaker with an enviable reputation in the UK television industry. He has made documentaries and drama-documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, Five and the Discovery Channel, with much of his work airing around the world. James’ television career began on a live political discussion show for the BBC. He then worked for several years as a freelance producer/director for some of Britain’s leading independent production companies.
In his latest documentary, “Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis”, made exclusively for BBC1, James filmed brothers Chris and Xand Van Tulleken discovering what conditions are like for migrants in Europe during winter and witnessing the medical and humanitarian response to the refugee crisis.
Mr Cooper’s Y9 Form Group, along with Media and Religious Studies students, had the opportunity to quiz James on how the experience had impacted on and changed him, how he balances truth with the demands of media censorship, and how he goes through the physical processes of film making and editing.
James was very impressed with our students and said, “They asked some deep and really good questions. They were really engaged and switched on and are a credit to their teachers and the school.”
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