Myles stars on the Brit Kids Show
Following the media coverage of Myles Fairhurst’s Lost Soldier film on BBC Look North and in the local press, Myles has been interviewed for the Brit Kids Show. The show is hosted by Ethan Fletcher, a Year 8 student at Teesdale School, who was keen to interview Year 7 Myles after reading about his fantastic film in the media. Ethan said: “I found many things about Myles’ project interesting, including how he was inspired by his Great Grandads being in the world wars and also his school play.” You can enjoy Ethan’s interview with Myles from 13:28 to 22:08 at THE BRIT KIDS SHOW
Myles said: “It was great to chat to Ethan and share my interest of World War 1 history and my desire to get into film making. I am now working on the next stages of my film and have started to create more clips. There’s a long way to go to complete the filming and do all the editing, but I am hoping to release the film on Remembrance Day.”
Jenna Potter, Headteacher at Richmond School and Sixth Form College, added: “I am so impressed with how Ethan and Myles have come together through Myles’ wonderful World War 1 film project and Ethan’s passion for broadcasting. It is wonderful how students of such a young age are collaborating and showing such independence and excellence in their work, as well as incredible initiative. I really enjoyed listening to their interview and hope this will inspire other young people to develop a hobby or pursue a new interest. Increasingly, I feel that so many young people have made the very best of the last lockdown and pushed themselves to have fun, create and achieve, despite the restrictions being imposed.”
Ethan launched his fortnightly kid-friendly podcast, The Brit Kids Show, on Youtube where he interviews some of his friends about a range of different topics. He also suggests a film or TV show in the weekly watchlist and he has a photo-based quiz, with two of his friends, called Head To Head: The Best Guess.
Ethan was inspired to produce his own show as he would love to be a TV/radio presenter when he is older and this gives him a platform to get experience and do something that he loves. He isn’t aware of any radio stations or podcasts that are specifically made by kids for kids and adults and he wanted to create a platform where the youth could speak out about their opinions. He had been thinking about this for a while but never did anything about it. But then when the country went into lockdown, he thought ‘why not do it?’.
Miss Donahue, Head of Year 8 at Teesdale School and Sixth Form College, concluded: “It’s fantastic to see Ethan making links with students across the local area and getting youngsters like Myles involved in his radio show to share, promote and foster both of their extra-curricular interests. They should both be very proud of their achievements; they are a credit to their respective school communities.”