Meet the Media Moguls
There is a new posse in town, the Media Team. Launched in September 2016, the team have reported on all of Island School’s major events, scouted-out their own stories and launched some of their own projects.
Media Team leader, Year 11, Bakhita Fung created the group after signing up as a junior reporter for the South China Morning Post’s Young Post. The group not only consists of writers, but also photographers, movie makers and a social media team. Bakhita started the group so that students could have a voice, as she believes “it should be our view of school life that the wider community sees.”
When media team members Alice Zhang and Bakhita heard about the Head of Wilberforce House, Ms Hjelmeland, spending her summer walking along the Pacific Crest Trail, they got in touch, researched her trip, read similar interviews and wrote a set of questions. Ms Hjelmeland said the students were “very professional and knew exactly what they were doing,” when interviewing her. The pair went on to interview Hong Kong’s Undersecretary for the Environment, Christine Loh, an Island School alumni. This interview and others by the team will appear in the 50th anniversary book out later this year.
Photography, filming and social media have also been a large part of the team’s work. Their event photos have appeared on the school’s website and Facebook pages. Their videos of the ISSU campaign week and Island Arts showcase were both shown to the whole school during assembly. A video of Island Five-0 is now in production. Instagram and Facebook pages will be launched soon.
Their latest project is Island Sessions , a project open to budding acoustic singers / songwriters who need a platform to share their love for music. Performers will be filmed during lunchtime gigs, and the videos will then be posted on the Island School YouTube channel. A link to the video and a short profile about each selected performer will be shared in the weekly newsletter.
The team used the You Tube Crypt Sessions videos as inspiration, inviting a few singers to their start-up sessions.
Click to see the first lunch time gigs performed by:
Those who would like to express an interest in performing at a gig should record a song and share it here, with your name, Year and House. You must be 13 years of age or over to take part.