What does Bullying Mean to You?

12 November 2015

Young people who attend the Chorleywood Film Project run by Youth Connexions have made and produced a film about bullying. This will contribute their views to national Anti-Bullying week, which takes place 16th - 20th November and has as a theme ‘Make a Noise about bullying’.

Over the last few weeks, fifteen young people from the Three Rivers district have been meeting together at Rootz Café in Chorleywood, with the aim of making a film to publicise the issue of bullying, under the help and guidance of Youth Connexions youth workers.  The young people chose this subject themselves, as they felt that this is an issue of particular concern to them – and they wanted to use the project to raise awareness of this topic.

The young people started off by planning what to say in the film – writing a script and deciding how best to approach it.  They all then had turns both in front and behind the camera – learning how to film, edit and collate the material in order to produce a three minute film.   As well as raising awareness of the subject, the young people have all had the opportunity to develop a variety of new skills – with the opportunity to try out different types of camera equipment as well as being given expert guidance on film making techniques and processes. 

 

Watch the film:

 

 

For the next stage of the project, the young people will now have the opportunity to spend four weeks at YouthPoint in Watford, using the facilities in the media centre.  With expert tuition on how to use the editing suite, and an introduction to the green screen and different sound techniques, the project is an excellent opportunity for young people interested in the world of media. 

“With this early boost in the film world, it could provide us with careers and general experience”, enthused one young person, with others commented on the benefits of ‘good equipment’ and ‘learning new skills’.

More information on this project.

More information on other youth projects in the area.

Follow the discussion during antibullying week on twitter: #antibullying week