The Céim Eile students at Templemore College of Further Education have just made a short film about the dangers of smoking.
The film was made as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE 2019 Short Film Competition. The initiative supports youth groups to spread the word about the dangers of smoking by creating a short film that encourages young people to be smoke free.
As part of the project the students were involved in educational workshops and discussion topics around the dangers and consequences of smoking.
The students learned new skills in the areas of scriptwriting, storyboarding, filming, editing and acting. The also worked really well as a class group and are now more aware of the negative and health implications of smoking.
Their art teacher Rachelle Kennedy said ‘It was fantastic to see the students embrace the project from the very beginning, they really took ownership of it and the whole process was an enjoyable one’. The Irish Cancer Society provided film workshops for some of the students and all other workshops and training were facilitated by the Creative Media Co-ordinator, Nicola Welford who teaches in the Media Department at Templemore College of Further Education.
The film will feature on the big screen at the X-HALE Youth Awards 2019 on July 3rd in the Helix, Dublin.
The students will be organising a screening of their finished film over the coming weeks in the college and it will also be posted on YouTube . Check out the colleges facebook page for updates on this.