Video: Kesgrave High School pupils scoop awards in Live Well Suffolk’s Oscars awards

The Kesgrave High School students receiving the awards from Thrive Tribe's Tim Roberts

The Kesgrave High School students receiving the awards from Thrive Tribe's Tim Roberts - Credit: Archant

A group of budding film-makers from Kesgrave High School have scooped the award for ‘Best Overall Film’ at the Live Well Suffolk Oscars.

The prize-giving took place at Wherstead Park, where all the films about healthy living were judged.

The winning film, produced by Year 8 KHS pupils Tommy Goodrum, Lydia-Rose Taylor, Amber Bourne-Williams, Imogen Dawson and Brooke Taylor-Moy, warned youngsters on the dangers of smoking.

The film, called ‘You Have A Choice’, follows the life story of two school sweethearts who give in to peer pressure and start smoking, which has terrible consequences later on in life when the mother dies of lung cancer.

The group were presented with their awards by Tim Roberts, managing director of Live Well’s parent company Thrive Tribe.

Ali Clements, schools and young people service co-ordinator at Live Well Suffolk, said: “We were blown away by Kesgrave’s film, You Have A Choice. It was so powerful, well thought out and put together, and delivers a very powerful message about the dangers of smoking to young people right across the county.” The film also won the awards for ‘Best Film About Smoking’ and ‘Most Thought Provoking Film’, with KHS recognised as ‘Most Engaged School For Smoking Prevention.’

Ms Clements added: “We had another great response to the Oscars this year, with schools and youth groups right across the county getting involved.

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“We hope that by making the films and thinking about the impact smoking, a poor diet and inactivity have on our health, the young people will be encouraged to continue to make healthier choices.”