Newbridge pupils star in anti-bullying film

Pupils who attend Newbridge Inclusion Centre are holding the world premiere of a short film they have made about bullying. Pictured from left Paige Bennett, Samantha Jones, Kieran Connick, Demi Vernall, Jason Stapleton, Cayman Perring, Callum Smith and Dy

Pupils who attend Newbridge Inclusion Centre are holding the world premiere of a short film they have made about bullying. Pictured are pupils awarded for best actor and actress, Caymen Perring with Samantha Jones. (7921805)

Pupils who attend Newbridge Inclusion Centre are holding the world premiere of a short film they have made about bullying. Pictured is the premiere under way with invited guests including, parents, staff, police and local council. (7921857)

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SIXTEEN Newbridge pupils turned actors to star in a hard-hitting short film about bullying.

The youngsters aged between 11 and 14, who attend Newbridge School’s inclusion centre, along with staff members premiered the 20-minute film entitled Bully Bully! during its annual award ceremony in the main school’s library on Monday.

The film was directed by Tony Gallagher, acting deputy head of Newbridge Inclusion Centre, with his colleague Graeme Smith, providing technical support.

Mr Gallagher said the project, which arose in response to a call from South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle for zero tolerance to bullying and homophobic taunts in schools, helped pupils to develop their confidence.

He said: “The film project has seen pupils grow in confidence and seen them work as a team, which is a major achievement given the general cohort of pupils that we have.”

The lead roles of Jonathan and Katie were played by Caymen Perring and Samantha Jones, who were presented with best actor awards at the ceremony by Caerphilly arts development officer, David Chamberlain.

Mr Gallagher said: “Parents and carers told of their delight and of how proud they were at seeing their children in the film.

“The Inclusion Centre is now looking at further screenings of the film to a wider audience.”

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7:42am Tue 8 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

"Newbridge School’s inclusion centre" What on earth does that mean? Does it have an exclusion centre?
Would they be better just learning the 3 R's instead of being troubled with concerns over irrational fear of things which are the same ("homo-phobia") ?
"Newbridge School’s inclusion centre" What on earth does that mean? Does it have an exclusion centre? Would they be better just learning the 3 R's instead of being troubled with concerns over irrational fear of things which are the same ("homo-phobia") ? Dai Rear
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7:53am Tue 8 Jul 14

pinkgirl23 says...

Dai Rear. The inclusion unit is the special needs unit at newbridge comp for you information. Dont know what planet you must be living on
Dai Rear. The inclusion unit is the special needs unit at newbridge comp for you information. Dont know what planet you must be living on pinkgirl23
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8:00am Tue 8 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

pinkgirl23 wrote:
Dai Rear. The inclusion unit is the special needs unit at newbridge comp for you information. Dont know what planet you must be living on
Well then, it's the special needs unit, isn't it? Grateful for the information. You think this novel euphemism is common knowledge. It isn't . Who could , or would wish to, keep up with the extreme left's fetish for re-naming things?
[quote][p][bold]pinkgirl23[/bold] wrote: Dai Rear. The inclusion unit is the special needs unit at newbridge comp for you information. Dont know what planet you must be living on[/p][/quote]Well then, it's the special needs unit, isn't it? Grateful for the information. You think this novel euphemism is common knowledge. It isn't . Who could , or would wish to, keep up with the extreme left's fetish for re-naming things? Dai Rear
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2:21pm Tue 8 Jul 14

DavidMclean says...

Dai Rear wrote:
pinkgirl23 wrote:
Dai Rear. The inclusion unit is the special needs unit at newbridge comp for you information. Dont know what planet you must be living on
Well then, it's the special needs unit, isn't it? Grateful for the information. You think this novel euphemism is common knowledge. It isn't . Who could , or would wish to, keep up with the extreme left's fetish for re-naming things?
Word in your ear... your tin foil hat has slipped. You might want to straighten it.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkgirl23[/bold] wrote: Dai Rear. The inclusion unit is the special needs unit at newbridge comp for you information. Dont know what planet you must be living on[/p][/quote]Well then, it's the special needs unit, isn't it? Grateful for the information. You think this novel euphemism is common knowledge. It isn't . Who could , or would wish to, keep up with the extreme left's fetish for re-naming things?[/p][/quote]Word in your ear... your tin foil hat has slipped. You might want to straighten it. DavidMclean
  • Score: 4

3:05pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

Thank you for your contribution David, most valuable. Don't you forget to sign on-Thursday at 10.
Thank you for your contribution David, most valuable. Don't you forget to sign on-Thursday at 10. Dai Rear
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4:23pm Tue 8 Jul 14

gingertom says...

Well done to the unit on this anti bullying film give a copy to the head of newbridge comp because her track record on dealing with bullying is non existant.
Well done to the unit on this anti bullying film give a copy to the head of newbridge comp because her track record on dealing with bullying is non existant. gingertom
  • Score: 5

7:19pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Limestonecowboy says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Thank you for your contribution David, most valuable. Don't you forget to sign on-Thursday at 10.
Well this article is about bullying judging from your remarks we can see that exactly you are.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: Thank you for your contribution David, most valuable. Don't you forget to sign on-Thursday at 10.[/p][/quote]Well this article is about bullying judging from your remarks we can see that exactly you are. Limestonecowboy
  • Score: 1

9:12am Thu 10 Jul 14

collie34 says...

I have some knowledge of the exceptional work the Inclusion Centre does, it caters for what are considered some of the most challenging pupils in the Caerphilly LEA. I have watched this film and consider it to be outstanding
Well done the Inclusion Centre you truly are a superb team.
I have some knowledge of the exceptional work the Inclusion Centre does, it caters for what are considered some of the most challenging pupils in the Caerphilly LEA. I have watched this film and consider it to be outstanding Well done the Inclusion Centre you truly are a superb team. collie34
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