Manchester Creative and Media Academy Will Present Their Law at Parliament

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25/01/2011 by mcma

‘Lights, Camera, Parliament!’ is a film competition for 11-16 year olds. Giving young people the chance to make their voices heard by creating a short 3-minute film, telling parliament what law they would like to see in place.

Students from MC&MA have been working hard to create a law that they think should be passed by parliament and their hard work has paid off by them winning the opportunity to present their law at the Award Winners’ Day in the Houses of Parliament on Thursday 10th March 2011.  The judges will then decide who is the overall winner out of the six finalists. This is a fantastic learning opportunity for the students, as they will have the chance to meet and engage with professionals and decision makers within the Palace of Westminster.  Also it is a great achievement by our talented team.

MC&MA students entered the competition with their law ‘Schools have the right to prosecute bullies’ inspired by national stories of bullying.

‘Between 15 and 25 children every year commit suicide because they are being bullied’ (www.teachingexpertise.com/articles/stamping-out-bullying-576)

Four year 11 girls, Jessica Ball, Meghan Brogden, Kezia Budsworth and Abigail Murray worked on the law and planned a very creative and powerful film. The girls took lead roles in all aspects of the film from planning to editing. They worked with a sixth form student studying music production to create the music for the film. The students and staff at the Academy have supported the film greatly and it has received the highest number of hits out of all of the film entries. With over 1100 views MC&MA’s film is top of the leader board and we want it to stay there. So watch their film at www.radiowaves.co.uk/story/206169/title/Whohaspower

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