Over the past few years it has spent a great deal of time formulating links with local businesses. They believe that education and business should work hand in hand to give students not only a glimpse of what the real world is like but also an enriched education by encouraging businesses to support the varied forms of learning Castle promotes.
We have embraced this aspect of the Partnership and have interviewed the headteacher for the school web site and helped students make films. It is humbling to know that this support is valued. Below is a testimonial from Tess Wilkinson, the Premium Partnership leader:
It would be fair to say that Halo Films is a locally focused company. Although many of our clients are international and many of our films for overseas markets, we are located in a tiny hamlet next to a quiet Gloucestershire village.
We employ local staff and have built relationships with local universities and colleges. In fact quite a few students from Gloucester University have started their careers with us. However, one of our most successful relationships has been the partnership we have with The Castle School in Thornbury. This 1800 pupil comprehensive is widely respected in the area for its progressive and inclusive approach to education.