Fairfield High School launches ‘You Are Not Alone’

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Four students at Fairfield High School have created a short film to encourage children and young people experiencing abuse to seek help.

The campaign and film – entitled ‘You Are Not Alone’ – has been made by Shushana Seymour-Grigg, Nadia Shamow, Rahma Osman and Freya Parsons for the annual Sharp Shotz competition, and was launched at the Watershed in Bristol in July.

It combines interviews with animations to help and encourage young people to engage with the variety of help that is out there, and to understand and believe that ultimately – ‘You Are Not Alone’.

In addition, the wider community can play a part in disseminating this information by spreading the word and sharing the film through social media and other channels.

The FHS students worked as writers, directors, production team and campaign leaders on the project.

FHS is the official school partner for Sharp Shotz, which was founded in 2007 to give young people the chance to highlight social issues, working with charities and other partners including the BBC, UWE Bristol and Aardman.

Head of Arts at FHS David Otlet comments:

“Sharp Shotz is a unique project. It provides a great way to link English, arts, humanities and personal, health, social and emotional education in a way that really means something to students. Congratulations to our students, whose film was chosen as one of the winning entries.”

According to the NSPCC:

·         Child abuse is usually hidden from view and children may be too young, too scared or too ashamed to tell anyone about what is happening to them.

·         There are currently over 50,000 children identified as needing protection from abuse in the UK.

·         It is estimated that for every child identified as needing protection from abuse, another 8 are suffering abuse.

For more information about Fairfield High School, please visit http://www.fairfield.bristol.sch.uk/.

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