Youngsters from Dyffryn Comprehensive have visited Parliament for a special screening of My Life As A Bully. The event, hosted by local MP Stephen Kinnock, showcased the locally made film starring pupils from the school. The mockumentary deals with the issue of bullying and how it affected those who are exposed to it.
Mr Kinnock supported and helped Firehorse Productions with the project and was delighted to welcome the youngsters to Parliament:
“Dyffryn youngsters and Firehorse Productions have produced a truly ground breaking drama, and it was a real privilege for me to be able to host this special screening, showcasing to my Parliamentary colleagues the amazing talent that we have here in Aberavon.
“My Life As A Bully delivers a powerful and thought-provoking anti-bullying message, and it left my parliamentary colleagues moved and inspired.”
The film was written and directed by Denise Francis of Firehorse Productions which is based in Aberavon:
“We are thrilled to have such great support for the film. Bullying is still an issue that pervades our schools, and for those that suffer from bullying, the after-effects can often follow them into adult life.
“Our message is that everyone; teacher, student, parent, bystander, can play an important role in tackling bullying, and we should all ensure that we do everything we can to support those who need us.”
The film was shot at Dyffryn Comprehensive and used pupils from the school to play the roles.
For more information on My Life As A Bully visit http://firehorsefilm.com/product/my-life-as-a-bully/