I presented my Fixers campaign and broadcast story to over 300 Year-11 students at Helston College. The postcards I created with the help of Fixers were also distributed to students.
Feedback from the event was very positive. Here’s what two students had to say:
James Hosking: 'I really enjoyed the assembly, as I had not previously known of the huge numbers of poor children in Cornwall. The use of the postcards with the key facts were very hard-hitting, making the assembly so effective. The use of the video was fantastic as it put the message across well.'
Holly Bardell: 'The tour around the foodbank in the film was especially good as it really opened your eyes to the reality of the situation that a lot of people face. It really reminds you that this could affect anyone so you should help out if you can. The postcards made are amazing and definitely a good way to put across the message.'
Our Fixers project was featured in This is Cornwall. You can click here to read the full article.
Since the broadcast of our campaign on ITV, we've received supportive messages from members of the public. You can read some of these comments below:
Alison: 'Well raised, I really like the postcard idea. Foodbanks are becoming more necessary.'
Adam: 'Good to see a young person with such concern for others! Good luck and keep up the good work.'
Tony: 'Just seen your film Noah, love the postcards.'
Vivien: 'What an awesome documentary. Well done Noah!'
Our Fixers postcards are now complete! Click below to enlarge and view them.
After hearing about these postcards and my project, here is what Sarah Simons, Foodbank Co-ordinator at Penryn/Falmouth Foodbank had to say:
‘When I heard of Noah’s project about raising awareness of poverty in Cornwall, I was encouraged that a young person felt it was important to address something that is becoming more of an issue than we often realise.
‘We are really looking forward to meeting Noah and seeing the impact that his project can have when people are made aware that Cornwall isn’t just a holiday destination, but a place where people live in pockets of poverty that are often undiscovered.’