Exciting start to 2017 for Liverpool Cut Films

Well, what can I say? In the time since my last blog we had our local and national awards, took two of our young people to Slovenia and started our Liverpool Cut Films project again!

 

Let’s start with the awards. We had our awards on the 27th of June in the cinema at Liverpool Life Sciences school. With a really impressive turn out we watched the best films entered from Liverpool. Romario from Academy of St Francis of Assisi won overall best film with his music video ‘Just to Get by’. The film also won Young Judges’ Choice at the national awards held at the BAFTA HQ in London! A very impressive effort from Liverpool in our first year! Hoping for more of the same this year. Watch the film here>>

 

Group photo of EU smokefree youth exchangeFollowing on from the success of the inaugural Liverpool Cut Films awards we took two young people to Slovenia for part 2 of our Erasmus EU Smoke Free Youth Network.
As part of the week long exchange we discovered the brilliant heat of the Slovenian summer, the history of the city as well the difference in culinary delights between the two countries.

 

As part of the exchange we learnt about the problems facing the Slovenian government as well as its young people when it comes to fighting the tobacco industry.

 

It wasn’t all learning though and we also got a chance to let our hair down and spent an afternoon at a local waterpark!

 

The exchange was a great success and it was fantastic to learn about a different culture and explore a new country. Cut Films would say visit, it’s beautiful!

 

So after a summer of recuperation, rest and research and because we had so much fun the first year, we thought we’d do it all over again. Now the research study has finished we’re able to offer Liverpool Cut Films to more colleges and primary schools and the response has been great. The competition will be bigger and better this year, we can’t wait! So far we have worked at St Hugh’s Primary school and we’re back at West Derby and Kings Leadership Academy.

 

With more in the pipeline it’s safe to say we have built on last year’s success and will be going further in the fight against the tobacco industry and raising awareness of the dangers of smoking to young people. ­­