Five days from my two weeks work experience with the iNorthumberland Team at Northumberland County Council.
Day 1 – We made a movie of Trevor the Transit, the team’s mascot. We got a remote control car, then we attached a mobile phone camera to the front. In front of the camera we put a Trevor van so that it looked like it was driving.
Once we’d built the car we took it outside to the front of County Hall. Then we drove it round the area. We drove Trevor the Transit round corners, over the road, up ramps and even down the stairs and he managed to survive until… Watch the video to see what happened next!
Day 2 – We went to Longhorsley to inform people that fibre broadband was in their area. We did this by leaflet dropping, handing beer mats out to the local pub, putting signs up at the entrances to the village and putting posters up in schools and the local shop.
Day 3 – We visited Pegswood Fire Station to see if a wireless signal could be set up from the station to another area. To do this we had to go up the training tower to see if we could get a line of sight to the other building – there was another building in the way. After this a fireman showed us around the station and the different vehicles. He got everything out to show us, like the cutters they use for car accidents.
Day 4 – We went to the sign shop to see if they can make iNorthumberland signs to go on the council’s vans. Then we went to Holywell and Seghill to drop off more flyers and put up more signs. To finish off the day we went to Crescent Cafe in Seaton Delaval to ask if we could do an interview with them to hear about how fibre broadband has helped their business. While we were there we had one of their amazing ice-creams!
Day 5 – We did a mailshot to people in places such as Cramlington all the way up to Berwick-upon-Tweed, letting people know they can now get super-fast fibre broadband. In the afternoon we went to the HMS Northumberland parade in Morpeth.