If you enjoy talking about your school days then you might want to take part in the new BBC NI documentary ‘Our School Days’.

As with most things in 2020, school days for our kids are now very different, but Belfast based TV production company Afro Mic Productions are making a brand new documentary celebrating school days of the past.  The programme will be taking a look back at all the things we loved (and hated!) about being at school - From school dinners to French lessons, sports day to parents evening. If you have a story to tell and memories to share, the producers would like you to get in touch.

School days are the topic of a new BBC Documentary.

The programme will feature families and friends looking back on old videos and photos to remember all the craic they had ‘back in the day’, and with filming due to commence in the new year, the production team are currently on the lookout for people who are willing to share their experiences whether it’s as pupils or school staff. 

The producer Kerry Reid says: “We’re keen to explore how our school days have changed across the decades in Northern Ireland and will be talking about everything from exams to fashion trends, changes in technology, and the times we were more naughty than nice!”

The documentary will tell stories from the 1960s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s to the present day and the production team are particularly interested in speaking to those who have captured their school memories on camera, and it doesn’t matter if that was on cinefilm, VHS or smartphone.

Managing Director of Afro Mic Productions, Emma-Rosa Dias says: “This is the third programme of its kind which we are producing for BBC Northern Ireland – ‘Our Weddings’ which broadcast in September celebrated 60 years of Northern Irish weddings and ‘A Northern Irish Christmas’ will get us all in the festive spirit as it is due to be broadcast soon.  With the experience of these two productions behind us, we know that ‘Our School Days’ will have plenty of humour and warm-heartedness throughout”. 

If you’re ready to dust off your videos, photos and memories of school, please get in touch with the production team on 077 0910 4943 or for more information.

NB. The production process will be contactless as the team adhere to strict coronavirus filming guidelines.

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