Eco-friendly kids scoop national award for green film

A HEAD teacher praised children’s “dedication and passion” after group of eco-friendly kids took plaudits in a national film-making contest.
Noah Dodds (left, holding the runner-up certificate) and his classmates.Noah Dodds (left, holding the runner-up certificate) and his classmates.
Noah Dodds (left, holding the runner-up certificate) and his classmates.

St Bede’s RC Primary principal Amanda Wassell said she was “thrilled” by the success of Class 5, who took the runner’s spot in the UK National Filmmaking Competition organised by The Young People's Trust for the Environment.  

Their thought-provoking film, titled Kick-out Single Use Plastic and based around the New York Stadium saw them conducting in-depth research into the issues surrounding single-use plastic to understand its impact on the environment, before getting to grips with filming.

Teacher Gavin Sharp said the film was is a testament to the remarkable collaboration between the students of Class 5 and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.  

“The film's setting at New York Stadium, the iconic home of Rotherham United, added an extra layer of significance to the project,” he said.

“It symbolizes the unity and collective effort required to combat the challenges posed by single-use plastic.

“Their captivating visuals and insightful storytelling left a lasting impression on the competition judges, who praised the students for their creativity and dedication.”

The school win a cash prize and certification by The Young People's Trust for the Environment.  

Ms Wassell said: “We are thrilled to see our students excel in this national competition.  

“Their dedication and passion for environmental causes are truly inspiring.  

“This achievement not only highlights their filmmaking skills but also reinforces the importance of environmental awareness in our curriculum.”

Mr Sharp said the film service as “a rallying cry, urging communities to embrace sustainable practices and work towards a cleaner and greener future”.

He added: “As their film continues to spread awareness and inspire others, their achievement will stand as a shining example of what can be accomplished when young minds are empowered to make a difference.”

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