Media students gain insight into the industry that is their passion


MEDIA students from Warrington’s Priestley College gained an insight into the industry that is their passion on a visit to New York.

The college took 40 media students on a tour of TV and film sets in the “Big Apple” to enhance and enrich their classroom learning.
For Chris Bellard one of the highlights was visiting the Museum of Moving Image in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens.
“The museum had work from Jim Henson who created the Muppets so that was really good to see in real life,” he said.
Dean Duffy said: “The tour allowed us to see where huge TV shows and films were filmed such as Ghostbusters and Friends, which was really interesting.”

Sophie Wright said the tour was her highlight as there were TV shows she watches being filmed at the time.
“The show ‘YOU’ started filming their new season and it was really cool to say we were there when that happened,” she said.
During the trip, students immersed themselves in the city sights including Times Square and the Rockefeller Center.
One of the most memorable moments was a visit to the iconic Radio City Music Hall where they met one of the Rockettes dancers.


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