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Watch a range of films young people in schools participating in the programme have produced


Merseyside Youth Association is working in partnership with educational media experts Collaborate Digital to help young people make short films as part of the Mentors in Violence Prevention programme.

The school workshops use teamwork, creative writing, performance and media production to deliver active learning and a deeper understanding of issues around violence prevention.

Collaborate Digital also provide lesson plans and a range of online tools to enable teachers to deliver PSHE lessons on important issues such as health, personal safety, careers, the environment and the risks and consequences of being involved with criminal activity.

The MVP programme has been a brilliant success at Saint Julies. Not only has it provided our year 7 students with a wealth of knowledge on vital topics such as sexual harassment and gender equality, but it has also been great to see our year 10 mentors grow in confidence in their own abilities adding their own personal touches to the session content. It has been delightful seeing these relationships blossom outside the classroom with year 7 seeking out, their year 10 mentor for help support and company. The MVP programme has been a great experience, with great impact. It is exceptionally well run and I would highly recommend it.

Cairine Corrigan, Senior Progress Leader, St Julies.