Blog Post 2:
Over the past few weeks my ideas have completely changed. Originally I was going to focus on doing PTSD for combat stress. However after speaking to the charity and thinking of the logistics of it, it would of been very hard and tricky. This is due to the issues itself and how it can be done.
So i decided to not to do it on this topic. As a result i had to think of new topic matter to do it on. After thinking long and hard about it I have decided to do it on Seven Sisters and the seven trees planted by the sisters. I have decided to go for this for different reasons.
The first reason is a person one as i’ve recently found out that my family had replanted the trees during the 1950s. But the main reason is because it is a very interesting subject matter. As no one really knows why the tree were planted there, or who planted it. So because of the mystery and the amount of history with it, it seems like a good idea for me to do.
I managed to do some research on it like the groups of people who are interested in it and the up keep of it. I have managed to speak to the guy who runs a website which focuses on the surrounding who is very keen on helping me make it. With connections to the familes who have been involved in the past and historians that’ll give me information about it.
Overall this will be a good topic matter as it isn’t so emotional as the combat stress and it’ll be interesting to both make and listen to.
Blog Post 1:
For my audio piece I have been stuck between two different ideas. Think long and hard about them and the different angles I can take with them.
My first idea I had was that of Barnet FC. I wanted to show off the side no one really gets to see about a football club. Like how everything works, how the staff interact with each other and how the fans and players interact with each other daily. Think about this topic matter I have decided not to go for it. This is because I feel that this one would be too broad and I wouldn’t be able to cover everything I wanted.
My second idea for this is that of PTS in young soldiers. The reason why I want to focus on this one is because whenever you think of PTS you normally think about it only effecting older people. Manly men in the middle ages. However, having a few close friends who have gone though it at a young age it shows that it doesn’t matter what age you are. You will affect anyone at any age.
Having searched thought a few charities I have decided to aim towards the Charity Combat Stress. This charity supports and helps servicemen and women going thought mental and health issues following them leaving the forces. They also have people who are willing to talk about PTS which will be helpful. Hopefully they will be able to put me into contact and give me some information about PTS and the support someone can get.
Knowing that this is a very sensitive issue. It may be a problem getting people to talk about it, especially young ex-service men. However, with the support of Combat stress it won’t be an issue to find someone either going through it and might be able to speak about it.
Overall, I’m confident that the second idea will be the most effective and most enjoyable to make.