RANA: Class 3C at Gruben primary school is a vigorous bunch. They went down to Rana Blad to learn more about how the newspaper is made.
The trip from the schoolyard to the newspaper house took only 50 minutes. Well inside the doors of the newspaper house students could tell that the best newspaper is birthday sides.
- It's these pages I read first, says Christine Jensen.
She finds it exciting to visit the newspaper and get to learn about how it's made.
- I'm most excited about how to set your photos into the newspaper, says Vegard Lysfjord Sæterhaug.
Not everyone is as hooked on birthday pages. Something had more taste for the sport.
- Since I am doing orientation, I find it printed too little about the sport I do, says Even-Johan Kaspersen.
Aleksandra Terese Henningsen pointed out that the main reason why the class took the walk down to Nytorget was to learn about how the entire newspaper is made. Inside the call center students are welcomed by editor Kirsti Nielsen. She bought me both reflective bands and buns on them.
Design and Textile students won 2nd prize in Safe Trafikk reflex competition. Now garments sold.
It was right after school that NPRA and Road Safety announced the competition which was to demonstrate reflex. All secondary schools in Akershus design and crafts to participate.
- Under the national reflex day we asked ourselves up outside Ullensaker Culture to showcase our products consisting of knitted hats, headbands and scarves with sewn reflexes and reflex action line, says Anniken Olsen in vg2 textiles and design at Jessheim high school.
The aim of the competition was to increase reflectors use by letting people notice how necessary and effective reflector. According to Safe Traffic is namely usage percentage of reflex today at only 17 percent.To sell products- A few weeks ago we learned that we had won the second prize of 3,000 crowns, cheering Alexandra Riter.
The prize money will probably go to class trip. But design students hope the products will eventually provide more krona treatments at checkout.
- We are in the initial phase of establishing a youth, says head of department on textile and design, Gunn Thordis Bertinussen.
- Where will the students sell these products. We are not out on the market yet, but the plan is to take up orders for Christmas, says department manager. Along with teacher Hanne Ruyter she experience that more and more are now seeking to tekstilfag.
- Students have been both good and eager. It was of course a carrot that this was a competition, but I think they have developed excellent products.
Although knit garments were made just a month ago, they have already managed to be out on the fans. NPRA has lent products to a seminar to showcase good examples.
- There are several who have asked where I bought the hat, says Anniken adding that they have not yet managed to promote the products otherwise than to dress up with them.
- The point of the garments is to show off reflex to youth in a cool way, so that they start using it, clarifies Alexandra Riter adding that it took about three weeks to make garments. The ready-made products are prototypes. Eventually want girls to further develop the ideas they received along the way.
- For example, we provided input for Road Safety that there might be an idea to use reflective acting thread in knitwear. For it is difficult to obtain here in Norway. We had to cut up reflective tape which we again had to take off jackets, says Anniken.
Reflector is cool
In addition to showcasing products in Jessheim on reflection day, shared the girls out glare and had posters with slogans hanging around the booth.
- For example, "Reflex is a must, even if you have not resolved", laughing Alexandra.
- There were as many adults who came up to us. Families with children and grandparents. It did not seem as if the youngsters cared so much, says Lena Knutsen.
- I use reflex now, but when I was in junior high, I remember that it was so cool to take on the yellow, ugly matter. Therefore we thought it was wiser to stick reflex on hats and scarves, for it takes one might in anyway.