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||DVD - Teenage Pregnancy Project with All Saints GCSE Media Students
DepARTure contracted two artists – Wendy Petitdemange (drama) and Ric Hammond (media) to work with Media Teacher Sarah Alvin and 30 Year 10 GCSE Media students to produce a DVD on teenage pregnancy that could be used as PSHE tool and public information resource for parents.
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||Artists – Wendy Petitdemange (drama) and Ric Hammond (media) worked with Media Teacher Sarah Alvin and 30 Year 10 GCSE Media students to produce a DVD on teenage pregnancy.
||The pupils were involved throughout the process:
* Research and planning – who, what, where, when, how – arranging meetings and interviews with peers, teachers, health professionals, general public including parents - to identify a range of views on the subject
* Filming – creating material and directing sequences – in small groups negotiating filmic styles / locations / roles including camera operator, director, interviewers
* Editing and Evaluation – identifying sections to be included, evaluating first cut, discussing and negotiating structure
* Presentation – representatives from the group participate in Healthy Schools Conference – ‘pupil voice’ at conference
||All Saints School, Weymouth, Dorset
||July - September 2008
||30 Year 10 GCSE Media students
||Year 10 students
Addressing the high rate of teenage pregnancy in Weymouth and Portland is a priority for Dorset LA. In partnership with the DCC Inspector for Healthy Schools, this documentary project sought to enable the young people to ask questions, seek answers and reflect on the choices that face them to produce a DVD for use a PSHE tool and public information resource for parents.
Impact: time will tell …
- Contributed to GCSE Media Coursework requirements and skills development
- Contributed to PSHE and Healthy Schools Agenda - increased awareness and understanding among pupil cohort of teenage pregnancy – issues, prevention methods, conflicting range of views
- Enhanced friendships and team work in the group
- Artefact (DVD) to use as PSHE tool and to distribute to parents
Skills and knowledge learnt:
- Camera work - range of filming techniques
- Understanding of documentary genre
- Confidence in talking to the public and conducting interviews
- Evaluation and Analysis
- Problem solving
- Team work
- there are so many different views on teenage pregnancy
- places to go for help and that people want to help
- to listen to peoples’ opinions and about what different people think
- filming and interview skills
Ongoing promotion of Theatre in Education Companies to create new work and resources for young people relating to arts and health.
DepARTure is continuing to work in partnership with the DCC Inspector for Healthy Schools and Primary SEAL consultant to develop programme of arts and SEAL training workshops for teachers including promotion of Arts & SEAL Conference for Primary Schools to support meeting SEAL outcomes through the arts.
Rosie Russell firstname.lastname@example.org
||06 Feb 2009
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