Saturday, 16 June 2012

Kingshurst students’ video helps make recycling even simpler

Councillor Mrs Kate Wild, Cabinet Member for Community Services, congratulates
(from left) Ryan Cox, Amy Platt, Charlotte Swire, Tahlia Banks, Ruth Walker,
Holly Luckman and Daisy Woodward, as well as their tutor Clive Adams, on producing the recycling video.

Recycling in Solihull is now even easier, thanks to a new video produced by students at CTC Kingshurst Academy.

Solihull Council approached the school earlier this year with a view to producing a film aimed at residents, but that could also contribute towards the students’ coursework.

The video was planned, scripted, filmed, acted by, produced and edited by the group of year 12 students, and is now being hosted on the Council’s recycling web pages for residents to view. It will also contribute towards the students’ OCR Extended National Diploma in Media.

The short piece shows which materials should go in each recycling container and how the containers should be presented for collection.

The students were today invited to the Council House in Solihull for a premiere of the video, which has gone live online in time to mark the start of national Recycle Week, which runs from 18-24 June.

Also at the premiere was Councillor Mrs Kate Wild, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, who called the young filmmakers ‘geniuses’.

Councillor Mrs Wild said: “The video is absolutely fantastic – the young people have managed to make message about recycling simple and interesting. Everyone involved in this project has done an absolutely fantastic job; I think they are all geniuses!”

To view the video, visit
www.solihull.gov.uk/recyclingcollections or search for ‘Kingshurst Academy recycling video’ on YouTube.

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