Galston Primary School students tackle climate emergency through film
A school in East Ayrshire cut its teeth in the film industry for a good cause.
Students at Galston Primary School share their views on the climate emergency through a project.
As part of their John Muir Award, P7 students planted native trees on school grounds with support from the teacher and the East Ayrshire Outdoor Learning Support Team .
The students scripted, filmed and edited their film “When should we plant trees”. The film is part of the Vision for Future category of the Youth Climate Film Project and focuses on how tree planting can support climate recovery.
The film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project, an initiative launched by Keep Scotland Beautiful with funding from the Scottish Government and the National Lottery through Screen Scotland.
The Youth Climate Film Project helped young people share their
perspectives on the climate emergency through youth workers participating in free online filmmaking training to equip them with the skills to help young people create short films that explore the climate emergency from the perspective of view of a young.
Films produced under the Youth Climate Film Project are shown online to local audiences, helping to stimulate discussion on climate change.
Willie White, Head of Education for East Ayrshire, said: “The pupils organized a virtual film premiere for their family and friends during the restrictions.
With the film being shown to a larger audience, the message our young people have communicated should be a call to action for all of us. “