As part of the Erasmus+ Scheme, our Media students recently went to Tenerife where they were able to gain work experience. The Erasmus+ scheme meant that all the students’ expenses were played for including their accommodation and travel costs.
For two weeks in February, our Media students embarked on a trip where they could gain industry experience at a number of different places such as a Magazine and a Television Studio. The students also had chance to explore the different culture and cuisines in Tenerife.
Students started off their first day by attending the Instituto La Guancha school to meet Arancha who organises the placements for the students. Whilst at the school they learned about the history of the village and school from the Headmaster and were took for a tour around the school. The students saw all the Sound proof rooms for music, the photography suite, and watched projection art for DJ sets. The students also enjoyed some lunch with the school and played some basketball.
As they were given their placements, students working for the Village Hall were given their first brief and had to create an animation piece for the school’s local museum ‘Taller De Artesania La Guancha’. Students at the TV Studio placement were given a tour and got to experience a live TV show being filmed whilst the remaining students who were at the Magazine ‘Bara Bara Comuncacion’ where they were tasked with taking imagery around the Island such as the art, graffiti and architecture for the magazine.
During their free time, the students visited the little town of Garachico. Graphic Designer, Chelsea Toulson who accompanied the students said “Garachico is one of the most pristine landscapes with such a rustic feel. There are so many historical buildings, narrow streets and it’s positioned amongst soaring volcanic rocks and has naturally designed sea pools.”
During the middle of the trip, the students also took a much-deserved day off from their placements to visit the beach and meet up at the local salt pools in Puerto De La Crux to relax and enjoy the sun.
Throughout their second week, the students thoroughly got into the swing of their placements. They enjoyed their time working at the TV Studio and working on their freelance photography projects for the IES La Guancha, NT Magazine and Tenerife Today newspaper.
To finish the trip off, some of the students even took part in a live radio interview at Radio La Guancha. This was focused around the Erasmus+ programme and was led in Spanish by Dr Steven Peacock, Assistant Principal for Higher Education at Grantham College.
Interested in finding out how you can get hands-on work experience in the industry you’re interested in? Why not pop along to our next open day on Tuesday 19thMarch between 5-8pm to find out the opportunities Grantham College could offer you. Head over to our courses page to find out what subjects we offer or for more information, get in touch on 01476 400200.