College Merthyr Tydfil students scoop awards at Zoom International Youth Film Festival!


Two Students from the College Merthyr Tydfil have had their creative media talents recognised at Wales’ largest film event for young people. Rebecca Hopkins a BTEC level 3 Media student won the prize for Best Documentary for her portrayal of her grandparent’s lives after retirement. Her documentary which was entitled ‘My grandparents and life after retirement’ focused on their daily routine and how they have adjusted to life after working for the last 40 years.


Rebecca commented “Both of my grandparents have recently retired and I wanted to showcase some of the issues and adjustments that people have to make when they finish work’. I really enjoyed making the documentary and was ecstatic when I found out I had won”











Rebecca Hopkins – Winner of ‘Best Documentary’ 2014

Pierce Jones, also a BTEC level 3 Media student was awarded the prize for ‘Best Performance’ in a film that was created by a group of students on his course. As part of the film, Pierce took on the role of a knight in shining armour on an epic quest to find a sacred item – paper for the photocopier.





Pierce said “I had lots of fun playing the part and it has given me real life experience that will enhance my overall learning”.








Pierce Jones, BTEC level 3 Media student and winner of ‘Best Performance’

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