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Pupils inspire with film contest entries

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Anagh Coar and Sulby primary schools were joint winners of the ‘It’s Not Fair!’ short film competition at the Manx Museum, Douglas.

Seven schools had films in the finals on issues around development and justice such as a child’s right to education, fair trade, poverty and cyberbullying.

The competition was run by the One World Centre and supported by Mannin Shorts and Sure.

One World director Rosemary Clarke, said: ‘So many of them really thought about what isn’t fair and brought it to life, illustrating the challenges that face people around the world.’

The competition judges described the films as ‘inspiring’, ‘insightful’ and ‘excellently researched’.

Anagh Coar’s winning entry concentrated on the right to education, while Sulby looked at a range of global issues and were praised for comparing their own lives with those of children in less developed countries.

Lieutenant Governor and One World Centre patron Adam Wood was guest of honour at the event and opened the golden envelope to announce the winners.

Sarah Jarvis, marketing manager of Sure, said: ‘It is so uplifting to see young children tackle such big issues and come away with positive ideas on how we can help others in less privileged circumstances. ‘

 

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