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New Blades ‘Most Ambitious’ Award sponsored by Amalgam

  • June 6, 2019
New Blades ‘Most Ambitious’ Award Sponsored By Amalgam

New Blades 2019 is the 27th annual model makers recruitment fair and awards event for model makers and creatives. This year, Amalgam are sponsors and judges of the 'Most Ambitious’ category and will be attending the awards ceremony in London on June 13th. “We're delighted to be one of the sponsors this year and are always excited to see what new model making talent this country has to offer” says Amalgam Director, Mike Harvey. “It’s events like New Blades that highlight emerging talent and in the past we have gone on to employ many award winners  including several Best in Show winners. ” Hosts, 4D Modelshop say everyone is invited to New Blades, from friends and family and anyone with an interest in model making. The event should be of special interest to Further Education students looking to do a Model Making degree and members of the Industry with the…

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How Interactive Props help bring drama into a story

  • October 23, 2018
How Interactive Props Help Bring Drama Into A Story

This month we look at how interactive props make such a difference when you’re running an educational workshop. Every business, charity or organisation has a story to tell, which they may share in visitor centres or through their open events and professional workshops. The greatest challenge is similar for all: making the story resonate with the audience. For children especially, they love drama.  We create our memories by forming stories, so the ones we can best recall are the ones that were dramatic. When we met The Bumblebee Conservation Trust to talk about their plans for a bumblebee science roadshow, it was great to see them planning interactive props to support the educational goals. Education officer, Andy Benson, had developed a clear script to bring the workshops alive. Andy's initial concept was to create a theatrical stage set, presenting the children with a colourful, layered arena for storytelling during the…

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