Peter Barrett Peter initially worked with the producers of ‘Loose Talk’ for Channel 4. As a producer and director he established the TV production and training company Meridian Vision in the early eighties. Clients included Channel 4, ITV, Shell and others. He was instrumental in producing the successful ‘Open the Box’ programme of videos for pupils studying GCSE Media Studies. Peter moved on to create Triangle TV with other partners. He produced and directed various adverts incorporating live action and computer graphics for computer games companies (EA, Activision, Telecomsoft – Rainbird). Working with Commodore Computers and their Amiga graphics computer, he pioneered the use of the Amiga in Broadcast Television. The company also trained Saatchi & Saatchi and other institutions on how to use the Amiga graphics capabilities in their presentations. Peter diversified and became ICT leader in a large primary school. He moved on to become ICT project manager of Kings Cross Educational Action Zone (KXEAZ) implementing a laser network connecting seven schools across the EAZ. Exciting initiatives included producing Virtual Carmen and working with children together with NASA and the BBC. Peter has presented at many conferences including the Guardian ICT conference. Currently a Specialist Computing Teacher at an Outstanding School, he believes young children are capable of using highly innovative technologies and starts teaching Video Editing to children at age 7. Peter excels in visualising how emerging technologies can be used in children’s learning. He also enjoys developing film based activities for children.
Lorraine Smith Lorraine had a career in finance before re-training to work with children in 1999. She has worked across Key Stages 1 to 3 and ran a thriving business as a Private Tutor supporting core subjects. Her training in SEND supports her work to inspire children to achieve their personal best. Lorraine favours a holistic approach within education; enjoying focusing on exploring communication & ‘how’ people learn. Lorraine has combined her knowledge of learning, creativity and technology to develop & deliver various digital projects. She initiated and developed a children’s digital newspaper in an Outstanding School in Kent, facilitating many exciting opportunities for children to use their voice in various digital formats, receiving praise from Adobe, the BBC, children’s authors, the London Borough of Bexley, artists from Aardman Animations and children’s newspaper First News; leading to numerous children having their writing published and talents recognised; locally and nationally. Lorraine has worked with Peter to explore more complex digital media & film; working with children who have produced an award winning online children’s news programme & various short videos supported by the London Marathon & Youth Sports Trust. Lorraine is an Arts Award Adviser and a tech enthusiast. She has enjoyed developing & running digital projects & extra-curricular activities with a computing, technology & creative focus; co-creating learning platform www.homelearningfun.co.uk, online Computing Clubs and end2end TV.
Our e2e Crew are a talented bunch! Over the last few years they have been a part of a team of 8-11 year olds who produced a child-led digital newspaper in an Outstanding School in Kent. As Media Crew they were trained in high level camera and sound equipment, so they could capture school assemblies, work on location and be available for teachers to turn to when film is a part of the lesson. They were the first children from a Primary School to film the Bexley Literary Festival and even ran their own event – taking children from around the local area ‘anywhere in time or place’ using Green Screen Technology. Media Crew went on to create the award-winning online programme, Newsround in reponse to the Global Pandemic during 2020. They have trained in different roles in the school’s new TV Studio & Control Room. This enabled them to mix & record the School Christmas Production in the TV Studio – bringing together children and staff in a Covid secure environment in a whole school event.
Now our e2e Crew are taking their technological skills even further than children of their age have ever done before; they are our first cohort on our TV NOW! Scholarship Program. Now aged 11-12, they will be trained in professional TV Production Skills using full HD ENG cameras and ‘live’ studio events to work towards a Bronze Arts Award, with our senior crew members heading for the Gold Arts Award. They will help instruct and lead groups during our regular TV Production after school clubs, and gain experience crewing professional shoots.