Video: Suffolk school wins a Bafta

PUPILS at a Suffolk special school are celebrating after an anti-bullying film starring two of the youngsters won a prestigious national honour.

Annie Davidson

PUPILS at a Suffolk special school are celebrating after an anti-bullying film starring two of the youngsters won a prestigious national honour.

The film See Something Say Something was awarded a coveted British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in the short form category in the children's section of the national awards.

Alex Seymour and Alaskah Hearne, the proud pupils from Ryes School in Little Henny, near Sudbury, who featured in the film, were at the glitzy ceremony to help collect the award alongside producers Bold Creative.


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The event was held at Hilton Hotel in Park Lane, London, on Sunday night.

See Something Say Something was made after Bold Creative saw a range of work done by the school which was featured on the Anti-Bullying Alliance's website.

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It was picked as the winner out of a shortlist of three having been screened on Sky's Nikelodeon channel a year ago.

Gordon Alecock, the school's children's right and development officer, said yesterday: “The school is absolutely overjoyed and proud of the young people that took part in the film.

“This also recognises the work the school has done on anti-bullying.

“It went really well. The main thing was obviously the winning of the BAFTA but they also got to meet Catherine Tate and Richard Hammond and someone from Eastenders.”

Mr Alecock added he hoped the film would be used by other Suffolk schools to promote the anti-bullying message.

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