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Ellie J

Ellie J

Name: Ellie James
Age: 16
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Swindon
Campaign: To show young people the opportunities education can offer

I am currently studying for my GCSEs and am looking ahead to going to college.

 

However, I feel that some students can be heavily influenced by negative peer pressure, instead of focusing on their studies.

 

Whatever this distraction may be, it can have a detrimental impact on a young person and their future.

 

Since schooling is free between the ages of 16-19, trying to return to education in later life can be difficult and expensive; therefore, I want to show students the importance of continuing their studies while it is available to them.

 

With Fixers, I want to create a series of short films in the style of Vines to grab people’s attention and highlight my message: "School is good!"

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:

 

Alice Neill Ben Wright
Billy Hambridge Callum Jones
Ella Greenwood Euan Bouteiller
Jasmine Kutassy Keiran Howes
Leah Scaife Rob Levine
Tom Woodman Wilfred Sebastian

Sally Burnett, Swindon Borough Council

Sally was interviewed for my broadcast story to discuss the importance of staying in education as a young person.

June 2014

A story about my Fixers campaign was featured in the Swindon Advertiser and This is Wiltshire.

 

April 2014

Check out my interview with the Swindon Advertiser! Click the image below to read.

 

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