Bradford Media Museum trip blogs by Golden Eagles

The Bradford Media Museum

On Wednesday the 18th of May 2016, Golden Eagles and Snowy Owls went to the Bradford media museum, because of our topic, ‘The Silver Screen.’


The IMAX Cinema

The IMAX cinema was one of the first things we did at the museum. We went in and two men gave us our 3D glasses, we walked up some stairs we saw a huge cinema screen! The film we watched was called space station, me (Millie) and Holly didn’t really like it. We would like to float round in space though, that would be AMAZING!!


Experience TV

Experience TV was awesome! We walked into the gallery and we saw lots of different sets, like a blue background and you went on it then the other person chose the background for you, some of the backgrounds were, telly tubbies, coronation street, the BBC weather, it showed you on TVs all around the room! Another set was a house set; there were two proper cameras that you could film with! Holly kept photo bombing the scenes J

Games Lounge

The fun games lounge was a room with lots of old video games like manic Minor, Pac Man, Sonic the hedgehog and space invaders. Millie’s favourite game was manic minor J Holly’s favourite game was Pac Man.


Kodak Gallery

The Kodak gallery was a cool gallery that explained all about cameras and how they first were made and first turned out. There were things you could try out like cameras and more scenes. It was very interesting and we learned a lot from it.



Life online

Life online was really interesting, in the floor it had all the phones and computers how they changed over the year from 1980s to present day. Holly, Bethan and Mrs Bratt did a quiz about privacy and we had camera watching us and we had to shut all the cameras down. For each question we got right a camera shut down. We only got one wrong!


Animation Gallery

The animation gallery was Holly’s favourite bit of the museum because it had the last remaining Wallace and Gromit set there.

It had pictures on the wall of how animation had changed over the years and had models of some famous animations such as The Wombles and Smash aliens.


Magic Factory

The magic Factory was amazing because it had a giant mirror which made you look like a troll. The shadow trap was pretty good and when it took a picture of you, you looked behide you and your shadow was still there! Another thing in there was the camera where you could spy on people.



The workshop was called lights, camera action!! I got to go up a make a shadow crocodile and the lady showed us some pictures of us that she secretly took. There was a really embarrassing photo took of Millie!! Poor Millie L There was teddy bears that sung and it was funny.


Favourite Things

Holly’s favourite thing was the magic factory and the animation gallery. Millie’s favourite part was the magic factory and the games lounge.

By Millie and Holly




Our Trip at Bradford Media Museum

On Wednesday 18th May 2016 Golden Eagles and Snowy Owls went on a fantastic visit to the Bradford Media Museum. This was because our topic is about the silver screen.


The first thing we did was go into the IMAX screen. I enjoyed this because it was 3D and looked very realistic! The film was about how the space station originated and it told you lots of information about it.

Experience TV

I liked seeing the TV’s and also seeing what they were like in the past. I thought this was good because it showed you lots of different things about televisions. Also it showed you some facts.

Games Lounge

The games lounge was the best place ever. Cameron’s favourite game was an addictive game where you have got a block and you try to hit a ball to the other side to get a point. Bethan’s favourite game was Pac Man because it’s very fun to play.

Kodak Gallery

Kodak gallery is about lots of different cameras and filming. We loved the part where there were cameras and you got filmed. We were acting out that we were police.

Life online

On life online we played a game and we had to answer questions about the internet to turn the internet cameras off. Also we could walk over glass and underneath there was lots of different computers and we learned lots of things about technology.

Animation Gallery

Animation gallery was our second favourite place in the media museum. I loved that you could spin things and get movement out of them. We also liked that they moved.


Magic Factory

The magic factory didn’t have any magic but lots of special effects in films, these could be used in any films that are on TV now.


In the workshop we learned all about lights, camera, action. We also learned lots about reflection and invisible light. This was fun because we could find out how hot or cold we were by colours and camera. We could also try to make three bears dance and sing by reflecting light onto them.

Bethan’s favourite part of the day was the IMAX screen because it was exciting about what was going to happen next. Cameron’s favourite part of the day was the games lounge because he enjoyed playing the different types of games from the past and the games that we play now.


By Bethan and Cam


Our Trip to the Bradford Media Museum


On Wednesday the 18th of May Snowy Owls and Golden Eagles went to the Bradford Media Museum because our topic is the Silver screen.



First we went to the IMAX theatre and watched a film called Space Station, it was all about the creation of the ISS (International Space Station) also it was in 3D.


After, we had lunch and we put all of our bags and coats away.


Experience TV

Then we travelled to Experience TV which was about how TV’s started and how much they’ve advanced from then. Also you could be cameraman/women for a while or an actor/actress on a green screen.


The Magic Factory

The magic factory was fantastic (Mia) my favourite part of the factory is the Silhouette pictures because it was unique to look at your shadows. In the magic room there were different types of machines to see what things you could do with a few pieces equipment.


Games Lounge

(Alex) Mine and Mia’s favourite game was Pac-man and Fearne’s was let’s dance, some of the games are Space Invaders, Sonic the Hedgehog, Frogger, Pac-man, lets dance ect.


Animation Gallery

The animation gallery told us about how the animations were created like The Simpsons, Wallis and Grommet, The Martians. There is the last Wallis and grommet scene left.


Lights, Camera, Action!

In the workshop we learnt about how lights travel in a straight line and we used the infa-red invisible torches and it landed on Mrs. Bratt’s face and she had to make a scary face.


Kodak gallery

In the Kodak gallery we saw the different types of cameras through the ages from 1950s-2000s. There was a machine where you looked into it and turn the handle and you could see a mini movie.


Our favourite place was the Experience TV because we could be a TV!


By Mia, Alex and Fearne


National media museum


On Wednesday the 18th of May 2016 us, Golden Eagles went on a trip to the national media museum because we are learning about the silver screen and how films are made.


One of the best experiences was the IMAX because we got to watch an out of this world documentary about living in space. In the film the astronauts stayed in space for four months, also they made different extensions like a laboratory to do experiments which we can’t do on earth because of the gravity.


Another amazing thing we saw was the experience TV room where we saw lots of old TVs and BBC cameras and they were huge! Also there was a movie set for a house with old cameras that actually work. Me (Jamie) cam and harry pretended to be police men and made a tense police movie. Katie’s group went on the green screen and turned the background into the tellie tubies and did the whip and the nae nae.


Then we went into the games lounge where there was lots of old arcade games like pac-man and sonic and street fighter. My (Katie) favourite game was pac-man and I nearly got to level two, I had five circles left! My (Jamie) favourite game was pong where you play against someone and hit a ball over to the over side to get a point.


After the game lounge we went to the Kodak gallery with loads of old cameras and gadgets with flash cubes. Also there was a box with about a thousand pictures inside it and when you turned a handle it flicked the photos and it looked like a stop frame animation, it was amazing.


Next we went to life online where it has old gadgets and gizmos from 1980s to 2010s and lots of computers and ipads.


Next we went to the animation gallery where they had all the history of animation. They had lots of sets including the last real Wallace and Grommet after the unfortunate fire. There was a circular rotating disc that when you spun it looked like an animation.


Then we went to the magic factory where there was loads of illusions and science mind tricks there was a photo room where you got your picture taken then when you look behind you your shadow was captured.


Last we did the workshop, lights, camera, action where we learned about light. The guide, Brooke showed us a ‘magic’ trick. First the box was empty, then she told us to think of an item then she opened the box and pulled out some pants and said “whose are these!” then I (Jamie) caught them and waved them about and said “Yay, pants!” then through them back to the front and they hit Katie on the head! It was so funny!


By Katie and Jamie



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