The Bolton News
A FILM created by primary school children to encourage people to sign up for organ donation has won two national awards.
Youngsters at Blackrod Church School were told their two-minute film had won Best Film for a Junior Audience and the People’s Favourite Award at the of the Organ Donation Thro-ugh a Lens competition in their school assembly this morning.
Last night, year five class teacher Alexandra Ashley said the youngsters would be “chuffed to bits” when they were told the results.
She added: “I was delighted. It has been the talk of the school for the past couple of weeks and it is a fantastic result.”
Radio One DJ Edith Bowman announced the winners of the competition yesterday and said the films were an “inspiration”.
She added: “They show real heart and creativity while communicating a very powerful message of the importance of signing up to the NHS Organ Donor Register and passing on your wishes to your friends and family.”
The movie, called ‘Psst...Pass it on’, was created by the year four and five pupils, aged between nine and 11 and two medical photographers at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Alison Ling and Helen Knight.