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VIDEOS: Schools project captures Devon County Show magic

By Sook_Media  |  Posted: May 29, 2014

Devon County Show 2014

Devon County Show 2014

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EIGHT students from two Devon secondary schools took part in a Digital Media Project in the Babcock LDP marquee at this year's Devon County Show.

Part of their remit, working as Sook Media, was to produce video reports about the show, some of which are attached below.

Why Sook, by the way? Well if you take the first two letters from each of the schools' names...

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Sook Media reporter Ellie asks the Secretary of State whether young people know enough about farming, what opportunities there are for young people in farming and why they should take them up.

DEVON COUNTY CATTLE: a report by Sook Media from the Devon County Show

A criticism increasingly levelled at young people is that they don’t know much about farming and where their food comes from. At this year’s Devon County Show we looked at this issue from a number of angles. In this report, Sook Media reporter Ellie met Devon County Show Agricultural Adviser Anthony Gibson in the cattle shed to find out what are the basic facts we need to know about cattle.

BLACKSMITHS AND FARRIERS: a report by Sook Media from the Devon County Show

Sparks fly in Sook Media reporters James and Hugo’s look at blacksmiths and harriers at the Show. What’s it like to be a farrier? Is blacksmithing still a viable career for young people?

DARTS FARM: a report by Sook Media from the Devon County Show

Darts Farm boss Michael Dart talks to Sook Media reporter Ellie about young people and farming, the importance of local produce and supporting local food production – and how the digital world is helping bridge the gap between producers and consumers…. whilst Alice meets local folk hero Steve Knightley.

ROYAL VISIT: a report by Sook Media from the Devon County Show

This year’s royal visitor was HRH the Duke of Kent. Sook Media reporters Ella and Hannah report on the Duke’s busy schedule and catch up with him when he visits the armed forces stand and the RFU.

ALPACAS: a report by Sook Media from the Devon County Show

Sook Media reporters Harmony and James explore the world of alpacas and find out why their wool is so special. What’s the difference between an alpaca and a llama? Find out here!

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES: a report by Sook Media from the Devon County Show

Sook Media reporters James, Hugo and Harmony visit the fairground, discover Titan the robot’s unusual skill with balloons and climb the Haven Banks wall for what must be the 50th time. Watch out for the spectacular shot with the GoPro camera from the fairground ride near the end.

LIVE MUSIC: a report by Sook Media from the Devon County Show

Babcock LDP sponsor the bandstand at the County Show which features a selection of the best of Devon youth music. Sook Media reporters Joel and Jordan meet organiser Clair McColl, some of the musicians and Babcock’s Head of Operations Andy Simms.

GOATS PIGS AND SHEEP: a report by Sook Media from the Devon County Show

In this piece Sook Media reporters Ella and Hannah find out about some pedigree show goats, a traditional Devon breed of large black pigs and have a brief look at a sheep or two!

FOOD HALL: a report by Sook Media from the Devon County Show

Sook Media reporters Joel and Jordan visit the food hall and find out more about the Dartmoor Chilli Farm and Curworthy Cheese.

FREEBIES: a report by Sook Media from the Devon County Show

Sook Media reporters Ellie and Alice explore the use of ‘freebies’ at the show and pick a few up on the way.

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