Budding film-makers can raise awareness
Diabetes charity launches school competition
A CHARITY is urging schools and pupils in Bucks to take part in a short film competition to help raise awareness of a disease and help improve care in schools for children living with the condition.
Diabetes UK’s Diabetes in School Short Film Competition is open to all pupils aged 11 to 17 in Buckinghamshire who are invited to submit a film, of no more than three minutes long, sharing their experiences of life with diabetes at school.
For students to take part in the competition they will need their school’s permission to film on their premises, and then they can enter with some friends, or on their own. There are two categories that pupils can submit a film for, best individual film, or best group film which is limited to no more than six people.
The film entries will be judged by an expert panel, which includes film actress Elinor Crawley who starred in the British film Submarine (2011) and has Type 1 diabetes. In addition to this, the public will be invited to pick their favourite film, which will win the accolade of ‘fan favourite.’
Diabetes UK South East regional manager Jill Steaton said: “Diabetes is a serious condition and we understand that some schools may have concerns about how they can best support children and young people with Type 1 diabetes, which is why we’ve created free resources for schools and parents to help them to get the right care in place and created this competition to get schools talking about diabetes.
“Getting involved in the competition is really easy. You don’t need to have Type 1 diabetes to take part, students just need to make sure their schools have given them permission. We’re really excited about seeing what the schools and students in Buckinghamshire are able to come up with.”
Shortlisted entrants and the winner of the fan favourite category will be invited to a special awards ceremony held at the at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly private members club in central London on December 12 where the winning films will be screened and the competition winners will
FILM: Actress Elinor Crawley be announced. Winners will receive prizes for themselves and their school. All of the films submitted will be available to view on Diabetes UK’s YouTube channel.
The deadline for submissions is November 16. For more information visit www.diabetes.org.uk/ short-film-competition. FORMER students are having a reunion 30 years after they left their school classroom.
The cohort who left Chesham Bois Church of England School in 1985 will be holding a reunion to reunite old classmates this Saturday, June 13.
Old students are coming from as far afield as Australia and Egypt.
Organiser of the reunion, Nick Wayth, said: “It’s the first time many of us have seen each other for nearly 30 years and I think most of us have very fond memories of our time at the school, so we’re looking forward to reminiscing over some of the things we all got up to back then.
“We’ve managed to connect with over half the class, but if any others see the article they are very welcome to join us. We’d also love to see members of staff from that era if they are still in the area.”
There will be a school tour at 4pm, followed by a pub catch up at the Kings Arms in Old Amersham.
You can email nick. email@example.com if you would like to join or call 07768 558812.
WAY BACK WHEN: Former pupils are organising a reunion for Chesham Bois School