The studio is the latest initiative from HoBtPCT and Aston Villa’s Community Interest Company and aims to give youngsters the opportunity to train for the fast developing world of multi-media communications, whilst producing health education films for the local community.
The new facility was opened by former Villa defender and Welsh international Mark Delaney, with help from the pupils of Anderton Park Primary School in Sparkhill, Birmingham.
HoB tPCT Head of Public Health Programmes Kevin Haywood explained how the local NHS and community would benefit.
“There has already been a lot of interest from our health visitors and community workers, who see this as an ideal opportunity to produce DVDs aimed at specific groups.”
The studio has cost £25,000 to build and another £150,000 to equip, and will tap into public grants to fund day-to-day running costs.