Live TV from upper school as students clinch first film prize

Sharnbrook Upper School appear live on Good Morning Britain with presenter Charlotte Hawkins.

Sharnbrook Upper School appear live on Good Morning Britain with presenter Charlotte Hawkins.

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Students at Sharnbrook Upper School welcomed Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins to appear live as they were announced as the first winners in their Action! Against Bullying film competition.

Pupils and staff will have their film shown in all Odeon cinemas across the UK from Friday, November 20, following a private red carpet premiere on Saturday, November 14, in London’s Leicester Square. The live TV show from the school was made on Thursday, November 5.

Action! Against Bullying was launched in September when some shocking statistics were revealed on bullying amongst young people. The competition aimed to give school pupils the chance to have a voice against bullying by communicating through the medium of movies just what bullying means to them, how they can stop it and how it affects their lives.

The school’s Anti Bullying Ambassadors worked in collaboration with the highly skilled media students and staff at Sharnbrook to create the winning film.

Noel Clarke, actor/director/screenwriter and judge, said: “I really enjoyed getting to see all the films and it was great to see such creativity and potential in both the junior and senior category. The anti-bullying messages in the films were really strong and they were all of a really high standard. It was difficult to choose the final winners but we were all really happy with our final choices in each category.”

Susanna Reid, Good Morning Britain presenter, said: “A fantastic achievement and congratulations. I was really moved watching the film, there were tears in my eyes.”