Shafton ALC

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This film looks at the positive impacts that a school merger and new school site will have on young people and their two communities in Barnsley. Positively framed from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders, the film explores hopes, aspirations, new resources and opportunities that the new school will bring with it; and provides a glimpse into the ambitions of the construction project.

Shafton ALC is a new build school that will bring together two existing secondary schools into one new school in Barnsley.

The film was produced following concerns that some within the local communities were struggling to see the positive potential of the project, and that this might have a negative impact on community cohesion and young peoples learning.

We were asked to collaborate with young people and with a variety of stakeholders, to produce a film that provided information into the new resources available, the possibilities for teaching differently, the aspirations of young people, plus provide a glimpse, in the form of a tour, to the construction as it happened.

The film was used within school based presentations, shown online through a number of community websites, and used within a number of community settings to build stakeholder ownership and belief in the evolving potential.

The film was produced in partnership between Lundwood & Monk Bretton Community Partnership, Shafton ALC, The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, and Lippy People.

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