Performing Arts students have been in the limelight yet again. This time, they’ve been working on an NHS project to encourage people with learning disabilities to take up their annual healthcare checks.
Students and staff partnered with Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to create the educational video. The campaign video had an important message for people with learning disabilities. It also provided valuable work experience for Performing Arts students.
The film uses our students’ own words, which were delivered beautifully. Thank you to students Georgia, Ben, Anais, Nicole, Rachel and Amy who took part.
Teacher Tara Edwards directed the video and co-ordinated the whole work experience project. Jess Vaughan helped to film and edit the video.
Speaking about the project, Jess, Pathway Leader for Performing Arts, said: “This has been a fantastic project. It is something that our students and staff have both been pleased and proud to be a part of.
“The opportunity to create a partnership with the CCG has been great. It fits well with our curriculum and gives our learners the opportunity to work with NHS professionals, tackle important issues and gain valuable work experience. These kinds of opportunities are particularly important during these difficult times when opportunities have been very slim.”
“We all enjoyed filming across the college campus, especially because the project has been on hold for 12 months. It is great to be able to come together and get the students stuck into their work experience once again. We are all very pleased with the result.”
Claire Parker, Director of Partnerships at Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCG, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the healthcare video. We would like to congratulate the six students featured in the video and the staff at Derwen College who have worked so hard to produce such a great resource for young people with learning disabilities.”