MEDIA students in Halesowen have teamed up with a TV presenter and taken part in a special car restoration project to raise money for charity.

The Halesowen College students filmed the restoration of a Morris Minor called Glenys, which will now be raffled off to raise money for Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove.

They worked with Fuzz Townshend, a presenter from National Geographic and Channel 4’s Car SOS to film the major restoration, which was carried out in partnership with Oldbury car dealership the David Manners Group.

Students Ellie Field-Carter, Ryan Storey, Jeff Githinji, James Bird and Jack Kearns filmed the 1966 car being restored and upgraded over a year, with the sale of the car helping to raise money toward the hospice’s £1.8m yearly running costs.

The filming of the car restoration can be seen on YouTube at

Jez Alsop, course leader for film A levels at the college, said: “This was a fantastic project to get involved in and our students really got stuck in and started to plan shot types and interview questions before filming started.

“They then went out to the garage a few times over the year to film the restoration and it was a great experience for them.”