Think B4 U Speak Podcast

As part of the global Start the Change Programme, Rochelle Robertson our Pastoral lead has been working with some ELAM trainees over the past few months to produce a podcast that is inspired by critical thinking.  

In each episode, they discuss a matter important to young people for which they research, discuss stats, and bring their personal experiences to the conversation.  

Our first episode is about Student Mental Health and features Grace Seal, Olivia Allen, Kieran Lewis and is hosted by Blessing Borode, and our special guest, ELAM Maths teacher Adam Dawalty. 

Special thanks to CK, Elijah and Daniel Giddy, who have been working super hard behind the scenes, on social media, research, and talent co-ordination.  

Be sure to join in the conversation by following us on instagram @thinkb4uspeakpod and using the #thinkb4uspeakpod 

https://soundcloud.com/thinkb4uspeakpodcast/ep-001-student-mental-health  

ELAM Present 'Late Greats' at RichMix London 20th March

The level of musical ability amongst this cohort is insane.
— Will Kennard (Chase and Status)
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ELAM's Year 12 Music students will be playing their next show at RichMix, an incredibly famous venue in London. The show will consist of 'old greats' performed by the future leaders of the Music Industry. 

Their last show was at Camden Assembly, another massive venue in London's music scene and it proved to be a huge success. 

The trainees have been rehearsing tirelessly behind the scenes for this event and are relishing the opportunity to perform for everyone. There are still tickets available and they can be purchased below. 

Have you got yours?

Steam Award Winners Announced

The Voting for the Second ever Steam Awards has recently concluded and although the categories seemed a little unusual, it did not stop the usual suspects from winning.

The Steam Awards are not exclusive for games released in 2017, which allows older games to still be considered for glory. This is for good reason as Valve recently announced that Steams best selling games for the year were Rainbow Six Siege, Grand Theft Auto V, and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, all of which are multiple years old. 

Steam Awards 2017 Winners

  • Choices Matter -- The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
  • Mom's Spaghetti -- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Labor Of Love -- Warframe
  • Suspension of Disbelief -- Rocket League
  • The World Is Grim Enough, Let's Just All Get Along -- Stardew Valley
  • No Apologies -- The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
  • Defies Description -- Garry's Mod
  • Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs Of War -- Just Cause 3
  • Haunts My Dreams -- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Soul of Vitruvius -- Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Whoooaaaaaaa, Dude! 2.0 -- The Evil Within 2
  • Best Soundtrack -- Cuphead
  • Even Better Than I Expected -- Cuphead

Play our Trainees Endless Runner Games now!!

Check out these awesome Endless Runner Games, created by our Trainees!

This Game, Designed by Islam, is seriously addictive, so watch out! A must play!

Yami's Resurrection was designed by Ellie Vong, a female Games Design Trainee at ELAM. The detail in this game is quite impressive! Check it out now!

In this game you play as a Thief, On your journey through the huge Darkwood Forest which you use as your hideout and way to travel between cities. Nocturnal, one of the Nine Divines has cursed you, rendering you small. However, your small size made it easier to infiltrate buildings, making you the best thief in the land.

This Game was designed by Justinas Grigas, CEO of Sigma Games. 

Cartoon Dash is a game about a Homeless Boy who tries to rob someones house but gets caught and now needs to escape! This Game was designed by Muhammad Abdeel. Play it now!

Play Running Operator Now! Designed by ELAM Trainee, Christopher Halliday! This one is quite difficult, so make sure you comment your score below!

R12 by Nahidd Uddin is a very creative and unique Endless Runner Game. The talented Games Design student has included a grappling hook which is a really fun addition. Play now!

This Game, designed by Steven Hoang, has a 'Cops and Robbers' Theme which is strangely addictive! It's sleek design and well placed traps make for a wonderful experience!

In this Game, you play as Trip the Duck, who is trying to return to his Family and put a stop to his never ending nightmare. A Brilliant game designed by Shueb Islam!

This Game, created by George De'ath, is more of an 'Endless Swimmer' game! Play now for free!

If you like Space and Shooting, then this is the endless runner for you! This one is seriously addictive, play now!

Trainee in Focus 03: Colette Njoteh

This weeks 'Trainee' in Focus looks at Colette Njoteh, a current Film and TV Trainee and aspiring Director. We had a chat with her to find out more about her world!

What do you do?

I am an aspiring Director and Film and TV Trainee at ELAM. At the moment I am working on Music Videos for some Music Trainees, which has been really enjoyable. I am constantly drawing random things such as buildings, which gives me a lot of inspiration for Film Concepts. I also recently went to the BBC to check out their facilities. I wrote an article on my experience. It gave me a great insight into how I can help them in the future.

Why did you start Film and TV?

My passion for Film and TV started whilst taking pictures for my Art GCSE coursework. I loved how intimate and interesting these pictures where. They sparked a real interest in Film for me.

Also, my dad would take me to the cinema every weekend when I was younger. I always enjoyed these films and had a desire to make films that were similar. I now really enjoy portraying my visions through Film.

What are your aspirations?

I want to be a Successful Director. By that I mean I want to make films that make people laugh and make people happy. I want to give the audience a similar feeling that I had when my Dad took me the cinema. Hearing everyone laugh together is something I wish to recreate with my Films.

I would also love to  work on a Disney Film in the future as I absolutely love them!!