Ruth works with our Transitions Team in all six East Lothian secondary schools. She introduced her North Berwick employability group to Screen Education Edinburgh to explore issues around cyberbullying. Screen Education Edinburgh used CashBack for Creativity funding to work with the group after school over a number of weeks to produce a short film on cyberbullying. The group were involved in storyboarding, scripting, acting and all matters of filming. Their powerful story is told in the short film here: https://vimeo.com/206611143
The pupils should be proud of their work and for raising such an important issue. The film is an excellent example of meaningful collaborative working among schools, third sector agencies and funding partners which puts young people in control of their learning and development. It addresses an issue which affects so many young people in Scotland in and out of school. We are proud to be associated with the group and with the organisations involved. Every participant contributed. They are genuine community assets and are credits to their families, school and themselves.