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Young filmmakers focus on beating bullies

Stembinkosi Muchegwa, centre, with fellow members of the team from Washington School which won national recognition for their anti-bullying video

Stembinkosi Muchegwa, centre, with fellow members of the team from Washington School which won national recognition for their anti-bullying video "Courage versus Hate".

PUPILS scored “reel” success in a national competition by turning their focus firmly on cyber-bullies.

They zoomed in on the problem by shooting a film on how troublemakers can be beaten online.

The Washington School pupils’ two-minute effort – Courage Vs Hate – came second in the Mobile Industry Crime Action Forum’s Out of Your Hands? campaign contest.

Six students, all anti-bullying mentors, took part in the Anti-Bullying Week initiative.

Year manager Amanda Bryden said: “We are a community-focused school and take bullying very seriously.

“The students were keen to bring this issue up to date and made the video about cyber-bullying, an issue very relevant today.

“As a technology school, the students use film-making skills as part of everyday classes, and they put these skills to great use to bring home this fantastic accolade.

“The pupils are a credit to the school and to their parents.”

 

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