Department for Education
The Department for Education commissioned us to produce a video which would help children, young people, teachers and parents to understand the impact that bullying has on children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. They wanted the video to help prevent and tackle bullying behavior and to assist teachers and parents deal with this behaviour, should it occur.
Following the launch of the video at the National Anti-Bullying Week , Take One Productions worked with the Department to develop a Teachers Resource Pack consisting of a ‘teachers notes’ booklet and an interactive DVD containing the main programme, along with various chapters.
The chapters feature interviews with ‘key players’ from the programme, as well as interviews with disabled and SEN children who have experience of being bullied. Teachers who have successfully dealt with bullying are also included. This Teachers Resource Pack was distributed to all schools throughout England and Wales and was shown to children in assemblies and classrooms.
Take One Productions produced the realistic drama entitled ‘Make Them Go Away’ in a gritty style with a “filmic” look to appeal to the young audience.
The programme is set to a moving, specially written music track about bullying.
Nick Webber, Head of Production at Take One says “When we film in schools and colleges, whenever possible, we like to try and make it a positive educational experience. On this project we worked with teachers and featured school drama students in the programme. You never know how the children could be influenced by the experience, or what doors it might open.”
Our experience of working with Take One Productions was very very positive. The Take One Production team worked with the Department and our steering group to create a story line for the ‘Make them go away’ DVD, which met the Department’s objectives. The design and quality of the DVD was excellent. The professional support we received from Nick Webber and his team meant that we launched our DVD to a very tight deadline.