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The Bully Book Launch

27th June 2008

An animated film about bullying and racism made by 8 year olds from Tyneside was launched at The Gate in Newcastle in Refugee Week.

More than 150 people attended the special screening: they saw a powerful film about the causes of bullying and what we can do about it, as well as community ads photographed and presented by the Byker School pupils.

The project was the culmination of 18 months of work by the Positive Press project, run by Save the Children and funded by Comic Relief.

The young people created their own banner and made an artwork on a Metro station. For their animated film, they storyboaded all the ideas, made the characters from plasticine, created props to make a playground and a living room, and recorded the voiceovers.

For their community adverts, they shot digital photos, recorded scripts and drew a re-creation of Shields Road shops in Byker.

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