Pupils from a Wrexham primary school showed their creative side by making an award-winning video for an anti-racism charity – earning praise from their local MP.
Borras Park Community Primary entered a 10-minute film into the 2018 Creative Competition Wales Awards, run by Show Racism the Red Card.
Judges were so impressed by the ‘thought-provoking and humorous’ entry, they named it winner of the Digital Media category – and Wrexham MP Ian Lucas recently visited the school to congratulate pupils on their success.
Mr Lucas said: “The video was superb and clearly the result of a lot of hard work and creative thought from the talented staff and pupils at Borras Park.
“I’m proud to see a school from Wrexham win a national award and it was a pleasure to visit them and find out more about the making of the video. They tackled a very serious issue in an inventive, engaging way.
“It all proves we have a real pool of talent here in Wrexham – and it is no wonder the judges were so impressed.”
Ged Grebby, chief executive of Show Racism the Red Card, also had high praise for the Borras Park film.
He said: “The school competition has run for 22 years and the Borras Park video was one of the most original we have ever seen. It gave a strong anti-racism message in a thought-provoking and humorous way.”
This year’s Creative Competition saw more than 7,000 pupils from primary and secondary schools across Wales take part. Schools were encouraged to create their own anti-racism messages in a variety of formats, with the competition divided into several categories.
The Borras Park video is titled The Last Two Racists on Earth and was made by pupils from Year 6, with teacher David Roberts in the director’s chair. Set in the year 2020, it sees a time-traveller called Doctor Why take the world’s only two remaining racists on a journey of discovery – teaching them about the slave trade, the civil rights movement and the horrors of World War Two – so they learn the errors of their ways.
It is the second award-winning video the school has filmed in the space of a year. In 2017, Year 6 pupils won a visit to the House of Commons after producing a film about the dangers of carbon-monoxide poisoning for a competition run by the Energy Networks Association.
Borras Park’s pupils and staff attended the Show Racism the Red Card Wales prize-giving ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Cardiff before welcoming Mr Lucas to the school.