Lochaber High School, Camaghael, Fort William, Inverness-shire. PH33 7ND Tel. 01397 702512
Each year the Eden Court CREATIVE team works across the Highlands all year round, living within the communities, they serve and deliver drama, digital media and dance workshops in a range of locations (not just schools).
The Eden Court CREATIVE team selected Jordan Jamieson and I (Sharlene Campbell) to represent the local area to be Ambassadors for Drama, Dance and Digital Media. The Eden Court CREATIVE Ambassador scheme gives young people the opportunity to get involved with CREATIVE at Eden Court and in their local area. As Ambassadors we have to attend four events at Eden Court to meet the CREATIVE team and generate ideas for the theatre and our school/community.
There are opportunities to learn about events management, marketing, getting involved with our Theatre Arts Worker Alan Gray and attend events at the theatre throughout the year. As Ambassadors, we will help the CREATIVE team to represent Eden Court in our school and help spread the word about great performances and projects that Eden Court offer.
First of all we got to meet the entire Ambassador team to find out about each other, e.g. what they specialise in and also who they are representing. It was exciting for us to meet new people and know who we are going to be working with as we will be working as one big team throughout the year. It was great to see that although most people specialised in one of the following categories - drama, dance or digital media – everyone had different skills, ideas and connections within their area. We then got into pairs depending on what school we came from and we designed a mock news board that had to be eye-catching and appropriate for our school so that people would take the time to read and get information from it. This gave us an idea on how to provide information to those interested through brochures, flyers and presentations. We also have to make sure that we maintain a theatre/performing arts notice board in our school and keep it up-to-date.
Jordan and I are now Eden Court’s link between the arts and our local community so please feel free to share your ideas so that we can contribute these ideas at the next meeting. Mrs Hume will also be there to support us in our Ambassadorial duties within the school and act as a link between myself, Jordan, Eden Court and our school.
Our notice board is on display outside the Drama department in the foyer area. There will be a wide range of information and opportunities that Eden Court has to offer - additional education courses (if you are looking to take on an extra Higher), up-coming shows and events.
Sharlene Campbell, 6R