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Culture Minister supports Hi-Tech Ho Ho Ho

Well we made it – Jock Digital Project went well with only a few minor surprises – the panto cow Morag requested a fee for every page refresh (we paid her in apples) and for the fur to be taken off the boom microphone…..no seriously.


All went well and staff made it to all 6 locations and we only lost one location prior to the livechat – but all a great learning exercise.  We have had some great support (see below) and ofcourse the evaluation research has already started and observational diary from all staff involved.  We will post the results once the Christmas pudding is digested, the christmas trees have long been recycled and the panto costumes packed away.


Culture Minister, Fiona Hyslop said:


“I was very interested to hear more about your worthwhile project and believe it will be of huge benefit to children and their families who are in hospital over the Christmas period”.


Jim Tolson, MSP for Dunfermline and West Fife, raised the following motion in the Scottish Parliament:


 “That the Parliament congratulates Arts and Theatres Trust Fife (AttFife) who will be filming a special performance of the Christmas Show ‘Jock and the Beanstalk’ at Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline to be screened, with live internet chat link to theatre,  to children in six hospitals across Scotland including Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Dundee, Glasgow and Aberdeen, and the childrens’ hospice in Kinross on 21 December 2010; notes that the production will be shown on SOLUS plasma screens in public waiting areas in hospitals across Scotland during the festive period; further notes that SOLUS will be providing a web-based TV channel allowing the production to be viewed on demand and welcomes the use of the latest technology to enable sick children to enjoy a Christmas pantomime during their stay in hospital”