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Anti Bullying DVD supporting Article

‘WHY ME?’ is the most recent production by Fairfield Film Club. It tells the story of Martin who is being bullied at school, but feels like he cannot report it. His best friend, Tom, wants to do something about it, but is worried and doesn’t know what to do for the best. The thought of going back to school fills Martin with dread and fear. After the bullying continues, Martin is so desperate; that he feels there is only one way out…
The film has two endings and it is left to the audience to decide which one they would choose.


As part of Anti Bullying week in November, this 5-minute film was shown in each school assembly at Fairfield High School. As part of our community outreach, we also took the film into local primary schools, along with questionnaires for the pupils designed by Simon Austin, a Fairfield High School student.  The film received a very positive response from all the staff and pupils in all the schools we visited.
One pupil at Moorfield Primary said: ‘ It has changed my mind about how I would react if I knew someone was being bullied. Now I would definitely tell an adult or someone who could help. Before, I don’t think I would have got involved.’

The film has also attracted a lot of media attention during Anti Bullying week.
Granada Reports, Radio Merseyside, Wire FM, The Widnes Weekly News, Liverpool Echo and the BBC website have all featured articles as part of their programmes.So hopefully the film’s message of, ‘It’s OK to tell, don’t suffer in silence’, has reached a wide and varied audience.



The cast and crew involved in the film are:
Stuart Campbell, Jack Sergison, Simon Austin, Kate Collins, Charlotte Chapman, Ryan Burns, Ricky Kelsall, Paul O'Connor, David Moulds, Rebecca Collins, Georgina Collins, Rebeka Woods. Sally James (staff), Jane Pickering (staff)
Simon Austin, a pupil and member of the Film Club, designed the DVD cover.



Cinematography and Editing by Gary Smith, Media Development Officer Produced and Directed by Kate Allerston, Community Arts Development Officer.

A link to the BBC web feature is below:




A big thank you from Kate Allerston and Gary Smith, to all staff and pupils involved in the making of the film!

Kate Allerston

Community Arts Officer
and Producer of ‘Why Me?’




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