Ever wondered what we do when we’re not busy creating?
Hint: we most certainly do not watch England and their abysmal excuse for a football team, that’s for sure.
Cheap jibes against England aside, what we do do is try and give back to the community, and last week we were playing teacher to some budding design pupils from Dickens Heath Primary School, helping share our experiences in creative marketing and design.
Working with the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, we were put in touch with local Solihull primary and secondary schools, including Dickens Heath, and were invited to partake in their Synergy Programme.
The main aim of the programme is to help guide students early on in their lives on routes into employment and showing what jobs are available at the end of their studies.
Playing host to a group of year 6 pupils who were designing an internal school magazine, myself, Managing Director Stuart Jordan and Creative Director Matt Ansell delivered a seminar on magazine production from start to finish to help guide them on how to progress. Topics included software options, page planning, design considerations and picture quality planning.
With young, impressionable and inquisitive minds, fair to say we were a little nervous! Thankfully it didn’t play out like an episode of Prime Minister’s Questions and the lovely students were kind to us with the Q&A after the seminar.
Thanks to Dickens Heath Primary School and teachers Charlotte Harrodine, Kate Maddock and Jacqueline Nicholls for giving us the opportunity to share our experience and thanks to Leeanne Parker Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP for putting us in touch!