Eastlands Primary School Film ‘The Anti-Social Network’

Enterprising students at a Rugby primary school showed their acting skills at a memorable tenth Warwickshire Crimebeat High Sheriff Awards.
The year five pupils from Eastlands Primary School in Lansdowne Place were part of the annual Crimebeat scheme which is designed to raise awareness of crime among young people in Warwickshire and make their communities a safer place.

They took to the stage at North Leamington Community School and Arts College in Sandy Lane, Blackdown, Leamington, in front of around 250 people to mark a decade of Warwickshire Crimebeat which is managed by private company Positive About Young People.

Jo Corrigan, head teacher at Eastlands Primary School, said ‘The Anti-Social Network’ film was focused on cyber bulling.

“There are not many resources for primary schools around cyber bulling and with many of the school’s students using emerging technology, we decided to address the issue,” she said.

“With help from Crimebeat and film company Cine-Sthesia, we wrote the script and acted out the consequences of cyber bullying by filming at Warwick Crown Court with some of the children dressing up as the judge, barristers and a policeman.

“The film promotes how to report the crime and we have posted it on YouTube – it had 400 hits in the first few days.
“The children were fantastic and we are really pleased with the finished results."