Fixer Anthony Ray-Smith and I delivered a workshop and screened our film ‘The Test’ and our TV broadcast piece at Chipping Sodbury School in Bristol.
We ran interactive drama games and activities during the one-hour lesson with Year 8 pupils.
It was so successful staff at the school have said they would be happy for us to go back again to host further assemblies and workshops.
Fixers Aaron and Anthony deliver their workshop to Year 8 pupils
We received the following feedback from students who took part:
‘I think the film was great. It was inspiring for me and for others and I think it will change people’s views on bullying people with learning difficulties.’
‘It was fun and got you thinking about other people.’
Mary Wheatcroft, Teacher of Music, Drama and Life Curriculum at Chipping Sodbury School, added:
‘You provided an age appropriate presentation that was fun and informative for all. The starter activities were really engaging and your personal approach to the issues surrounding special educational needs was really effective.
‘I know the children really responded well to this and could take something away from the session!’
We held a screening of our film and received positive feedback, here's what young people said about our project:
'I thought the film was really good. I was bullied for ten years so I know how it feels.I think the kids that see this will stop bullying people who have learning difficulties at school.'
'Really helpful film, shows how we are all equal and we all have our differences.'
'The film is brilliant, it describes how people feel and why it is important, it shows you should be treated as you want to be treated.'