The Classroom is a short animation produced in 2010 by British GCSE Mandarin students (Year 11) at St Chad’s Catholic & Church of England High School, Runcorn, as part of the formal education programme “Projector Community Languages” of Cornerhouse, educational charity and art centre. This production enabled teenagers to learn Mandarin in a fun, interactive and engaging way, increase their understanding of Mandarin and Chinese culture through the use of film and practical creative workshops, and encouraged teachers to deliver more creative language sessions at school.
The MEDEA Awards are supported by a large number of networks, organisations and individuals who support the rationale and mission of this initiative.
The organising committee is made up of the founders and originators of the MEDEA Awards and several key collaborators. This committee manages the MEDEA Secretariat which is responsible for the day-to-day management of this awards scheme.
The advisory committee is made up of individuals representing organisations who support the MEDEA Awards and the organising committee in the management of the awards. This includes promoting the awards, providing practical support for the organisation of the Awards and by identifying judges to take part in the selection jury.
The MEDEA Awards also work with a number of partners, who promote the MEDEA Awards in different ways. This includes the provision of web links, the publication of news stories or by providing references to the awards in a newsletter or other publication.
The MEDEA Awards are made possible by the generous help of several supporters, who provide important help to the awards by their financial funding, their provision of prizes, their sponsorship of certain aspects of the awards or by their extensive promotion of the competition.
The MEDEA Awards is also supported by a highly expert judging panel that is responsible for the selection of the MEDEA Award winners. The MEDEA Awards Judging Panel consists of key players and experts in the educational multimedia sector as well as representatives of higher education institutions, research centres, production houses and broadcasters specialised in the use of audio and visual material in education.
If you want to participate as a judge in selection of the MEDEA Awards, we invite you to submit your application on this form, (please note that jury members cannot themselves submit any entries in this competition).