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One Kind Word for Anti-Bullying Week

Wednesday

Performing Arts students at Northern Regional College have produced one-minute videos to help raise awareness among their peers of the damage that bullying can do. The videos, on the theme ‘One Kind Word’ will be shared on the College’s social media platforms during Anti-Bullying Week 2021 (16 – 20 November).

Stephen McCartney, Head of Student Services at the College, explained: “Bullying can take so many different forms, for example, physical, emotional or online abuse. As a way of highlighting that bullying is something we should tackle together, we decided to run a competition and Performing Arts students at the College’s Newtownabbey campus were invited to produce a one-minute film to help us promote anti-bullying week.

He continued: “The theme for Anti-Bullying Week this year is ‘One Kind Word’. The isolation people experienced last year because of lockdown underlined the importance of one kind word and how little acts of consideration can break down barriers and brighten the lives of the people around us. All the student’s videos captured the essence of ‘one kind word’ very well.”

Performing Arts lecturer at Newtownabbey Gemma McGranaghan, asked first and second year Level 3 students to create 60-sec films for the Anti-Bullying College’s anti-bullying campaign.

“The students worked in groups during a two-hour session to record and edit the videos on their phones. I was really pleased with the quality of all the work they produced but ‘Ellie’s Team’ just edged it to win the competition.”

The members of the winning team, Ellie Taggart, Sophie Graham, Rory Bradley and

Elijah Henry,  were presented with Amazon vouchers for their prizewinning video.

To view the video produced by Ellie’s Team, click here.