For the final part of the People’s Postcode Lottery funded See & Hear project, the Nettles Volunteer Group, who maintain the Nettles Green Space in Sleaford, worked with pupils from Sleaford & Kesteven High School, learning from them how to make short videos in June.
Earlier in the year, pupils from Kesteven and Sleaford High School undertook media training workshops, working with historian Danny Pedler to learn appropriate interview techniques, and with video production/ photography company Electric Egg to learn how to use tablets for creating editing and sharing video clips. The group put their new skills into action at February’s Nettles Volunteer day, recording stories and anecdotes from some of the volunteers, as well as capturing the flora and fauna at The Nettles.
The latest workshops provided a chance for the pupils to share the skills they learnt with volunteers from the Nettles.
The aim of the community project was to bring different segments of the community in Sleaford together, teach people news skills and highlight the fantastic work the Nettles Volunteers do, and helping people understand the need to care for natural habitats in our local area.
The Nettles Volunteer group meet monthly (on the second Monday of each month) and are supported by artsNK and Hill Holt Wood. If you would like to join the group, please send a message via the Nettles facebook page
Look out for the videos being shared on the Nettles facebook page very soon too!