Summer holidays are looming, and while there is a proliferation of sports and theatre options for kids, if your child is less outdoorsy and would prefer to be behind a camera than in front of it, it can be hard to find something they'll enjoy - until now!
Have you got a budding producer, location scout, lighting technician or documentary maker on your hands? Looking for something interesting and affordable for them to do over the summer holidays? Then read on!
CreaTech Academies run summer academies where your child can learn brilliant new digital skills such as filming, editing and digital post-production.
And while we all know digital know-how is increasingly important, the Summer Shorts week-long workshop also imparts fantastic life skills such as communication, initiative, resilience, problem solving and creativity.
Based in the Mercury Theatre for the week of August 7 to 11, from 9:30 to 4 each day, the children will work with a locally written professional screenplay, and the latest apps, drones and software. Roles will be collaboratively assigned and then... to work!
There will even be a premiere of the completed work in the autumn to attend, plus DVDs and 'The Making of...' documentaries for everyone on the team.
It really is an opportunity many children (and adults come to that!) dream of. If you think it sounds right for your child, then don't delay. If you book before 20th July you will receive a whopping 25% discount off the already reasonable price - meaning you pay just £110. And if you've got more than one child to get rid of for the week (heaven help you) then it's just £75 each. (After 20th July the price reverts to £150).
Any questions, visit the website (linked above) or contact Chris on firstname.lastname@example.org.