The TICE Explore Stage… the story so far!


Silver Stage PhotographyThe Silver Stage of this years TICE programme is well underway…even taking a little breather whilst the Easter holidays kick in. So, where have we been and who have we met?

 Question: What do you feel you’ve picked up whilst being involved in the Silver Stage of TICE?
Student Answer: How to make the most out of every moment and take the opportunities which can change your life (Photography Team)

Studio Northumbria
Playing with light in the photography studios at Northumbria University

Well, the Photography Team have been incredibly busy with their mentor Katie Lee. In the Photography Team this year we have 2 schools: Heaton Manor School and Longbenton Community College. The students have already completed their Silver Stage workshops by first completing a one day skills development workshop in a studio at Northumbria University then split into two different groups. One group concentrated on Fashion and Landscape Photography within the beautiful grounds of Seaton Delaval Hall, with the other group more interested in Sports Photography off to none other than Newcastle United Football Club!

Next the Graphics Team, this team is made up of students from Burnside Business & Enterprise College, Longbenton Community College and All Saints College. They had the absolute pleasure of spending two days with their mentor Mark Pattinson at the awesome creative agency DiFFERENT. The students worked on ideas generation and met the inspirational creative team who work there.

Tours and talks, plus a lot of hard work at DiFFERENT

And… Fashion, the fashion team is immense! This year we have over 70 students on the Silver Stage of Fashion. They are lovely!! However, we’ve split them all up and organised a variety of days. So far, we had all the students work on textile development skills with Charlottle Liddle and a third of the fashion team have been out and about visiting some of Newcastle’s fashionably finest. We’ve visited the lovely Sandra Tang at NE1, telling us all about NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week, then over to the amazing work at F6 Studios, to finish the day at the fantastic facilities in Northumbria University’s Fashion Department with a talk and tour by the lovely Christopher Hodge.  Two more days to go with the rest of the fashion team yet!

It’s been a busy one but an excellent time had by all. To all businesses and Northumbria University, we’d all like to say a HUGE thank you for opening your doors to us all. So… part two to come – MUSIC, FILM and finishing FASHION! See you soon.

NE1 tour
A talk from the lovely Sandra Tang about NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week