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Posted On: 3rd Apr 2013

'sociABLE' Behaviour

Scene from film with Fixers David Walker and Zeno McDonald
Scene from film with basketball being played
Scene from film showing actors in a line passing basketball

A group of college students in Worcester have completed their Fixers film 'sociABLE', which encourages integration and inclusion of students of all abilities.

 

The team, who study at Worcester College of Technology, hope their film will end the divide they feel generally exists between the main student body and students with differing abilities.

 

The short film (which can be view above) offers tips on how to behave more inclusively with students who may be socially segregated due to their disability or learning difficulty.

 

Zeno McDonald (18), one of the Fixers involved in the project, is very pleased with the outcome.

 

‘It all went really well - in fact the film turned out even better than we had hoped!

 

‘In order to make a change in peoples’ minds, we have to show what we have created and we intend to do that through a launch event sometime soon.

 

‘It’s strange seeing something that you have helped to make. You think to yourself, “I made that” and it’s a nice feeling. And it will be even nicer if we can actually make a positive change.’

 

Around 20 per cent of the students at Worcester College of Technology have a disability or learning difficulty and there are special courses in place to ensure these students are catered to.

 

Zeno understands that change can’t happen overnight but he’s confident his film will get the ball rolling.

 

‘It’s a work in progress,’ he says. ‘Of course people are people, so it’s going to take time, but we’re confident that our film can do something special.'

 

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