Flintshire Sorted launch inspirational DVD
Flintshire County Council’s Sorted Young Peoples’ Drug and Alcohol team
recently launched an inspirational DVD made by young people to educate young
people about the risks of cannabis use.
“Young, Wild & Free” tells the story of how drugs can creep into your life and
then consume it, leading to poor life choices. It is told in a non-linear style
through the eyes and mind of lead character Beth.
Two years in the making, the film has been funded by PACT (Partnerships and
Communities Together), Gwirvol and Flintshire Youth Work Strategy Support Grant
and facilitated by TAPE Community Music and Film who filmed and edited the
project. The short film was devised by Flintshire Sorted Steering Group, who
inspired the script and starred in the film.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Services, Councillor
Christine Jones, said:
“This unique DVD is a fabulous educational resource. Our Flintshire Sorted
team will be delivering this to educate against prevention throughout
Flintshire high schools, colleges, pupil referral units, youth clubs and
community projects. They will start delivering it as soon as possible this
term and from September, it will be embedded into the curriculum to be shown
during PSE sessions as part of our healthy schools programme. The DVD lasts 15
minutes, but there are opportunities to pause it to encourage group
L to R back row: High Sheriff Mr Jim OToole, Jordan Prain, Carl Jones, Jess
Campbell, Sean Regan from Flintshire Sorted, Cllr David Wisinger
L to R middle: Kane Pearson and Morgan Wood
L to R front row: Ryan Hughes, Cllr Christine Jones, Hannah Hunt, Charlie Eagle
and Georgia Konkolewski
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