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Film focuses on rural life for youngsters

A FILM has been made to show that youngsters are not bound by living in rural locations in Cheshire.

A FILM has been made to show that youngsters are not bound by living in rural locations in Cheshire.

Children were recruited by the Rural Touring Network as consultants for a play about issues affecting them as residents of the countryside.

After a successful tour of Cheshire’s youth clubs, the documentary about how young people were involved in the project is being launched on DVD later this month.

Cross Your Heart is designed to be shown to youth organisations as an example of how to engage young people through the arts.

Organiser Tamara Bainbridge said: “This DVD will hopefully be shown in many village halls and shows that you don’t necessarily need to use professionals, anybody can do it.

“A lot of children were involved and stayed with the project right through to the end.

“Issues affecting children living in rural areas, discovered during the process, were that they felt that there is nothing to do and that others don’t relate to what they do.

“There is also a chance to bring older and younger members of the community together and plug the generation gap.

“We hope that those who see the film will be affected by it and do something similar.”

The launch of the DVD has been planned by the Rural Touring Network with Cheshire Community Action, Connexions and ChALC.

The event will be held at Rudheath High School, Shipbrook Road, Northwich, on Tuesday, September 29, from 6.30-8pm.

Any interested parties should contact Tamara Bainbridge on 01244 323602 or via the contact form at www.cheshireaction.org.uk

 

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