Inspiring Community Leaders
Years 9 and 10 students in Photography and Media this week have been busy working on their latest assignment; investigating how social justice applies to their generation.
At the start of the week students took part in a workshop run by the awesome BBC Devons Political reporter Jenny Kumah. Within the workshop students looked at writing questions, gathering news and interview techniques. Yesterday the students hosted four visitors from some wonderful local community organisations; Julie Paget from - Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council, Pete Davey from The 100 Homes Oral History Project , Maria from the - The Oasis Cafe / Plymouth food bank and Tim Todd - Previous Youth Services. manager, foster carer and community voice specialist. This questions and answers session saw small groups of students rotate around the visitors asking questions and investigating what the community groups do and the impact they are having in their local community. We would like to say a huge thank you to our visitors for sharing their time and expertise with us.

A key part of the social justice assignment will see students have the opportunity to either work on a printed publication for the Shine School Media Awards or to create a documentary as part of the PLURAL + competition. “The Shine School Media Awards is a national competition rewarding UK secondary schools who produce an outstanding newspaper, magazine, podcast or website” We have been successful at scouping national awards over the past two years. Last year we were the Winner of best design and layout so fingers crossed for this year.
PLURAL + is a youth-produced video festival which encourages young people to explore migration, diversity and social inclusion, and to share their creative vision with the world.
PLURAL + is a joint initiative between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration, with a network of over 50 partner organizations, who support the creative efforts of young people and distribute their videos worldwide.
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