Bobbie Godleman and Trevor Green are just two of the lucky volunteers to be involved in Sparks Will Fly in Essex 2012 – a county-wide cultural celebration commissioned by Essex County Council and Chelmsford Borough Council.
Both Foundation degree students at Writtle College, Bobbie and Trevor were asked to be volunteers for the celebrations after Liz Pugh of Walk the Plank, Producer of Sparks will Fly, came to the College as a guest speaker talking about large scale events in May this year.
Trevor, who is from Stanford-le-Hope and who will be progressing onto his full honours degree at Writtle College in September this year, commented: “Even though we only arrived at Hylands House today, we have been getting involved in many different areas of the set up already. The aim is for us to have a little flavour of everything that’s going on. It is likely that we will have the opportunity to get involved in the finale itself on Saturday, so we will probably receive training for this during week. This is a fantastic opportunity for us and I am really chuffed to get involved in this national scale event at such a local level.”
Sparks will Fly has also received support from the Arts Council of England, and is also part of the London 2012 Festival leading up to the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The event will be culminating in Hylands Park in Chelmsford on Saturday 7 July.