Student’s Royal Wedding video commissioned by Sky News

Posted on - 9th May, 2011 - 9:45am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, People


A local student has had her work featured by Sky News after entering a competition to film a local community that was celebrating the Royal Wedding.

Cristina Garlington, who is a broadcast journalism student, chose St Mary’s Hall boarding school in Stonyhurst as the setting for her video package.

“I used to go there when I was a kid and remember the staff would always make a huge effort to celebrate big occasions.

“So my idea was to project this very British celebration with an international flavour; the fact these kids were at school while other pupils were on holiday made it even better”.

Amidst all the celebrations regarding the Royal Wedding, Cristina aimed to make her 90 second video as accessible as possible to a worldwide audience. Quizzed on what she thought of the wedding, she replied:

“The Royal Wedding was fantastic. It was an opportunity for the monarchy to put themselves back on centre stage in a positive light – an event enjoyed by many on a world scale.

That’s why involving pupils from different countries was great for my report. I think a lot of British people take the Royal Family for granted.

“It’s a huge attraction to tourists and let’s face it, if we didn’t have the Royal Family and our traditions they certainly wouldn’t come to visit for the weather!”

Cristina is currently finishing her master’s degree and hopes to produce creative documentaries in the future. You can take a look at Cristina’s video below, and find her on Twitter here.

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