The Rose Hill Junior Youth Club, in Rose Hill, Oxford, has launched a community project to bring the activities of the youth club to the big screen.
Working with local filmmaker Roly Carline, the children in the youth club will be helping to write, direct and produce a film called ‘Rose Hill TV’. The film will be presented as if someone is watching TV and flicking through the channels – each of which will show a different activity that the children take part in at the club. The channels will include: news, music, sport, nature, cooking, arts and drama.
Fran Gardner, GreenSquare's Rose Hill Community Worker, said: “Creating this film is a wonderful way to bring the community together and showcase the skills and talent of our Junior Youth Club children.
“This activity offers a broad range of opportunities for children to be involved in, teaching them new skills, developing their creative talents and boosting their confidence.”
Filming began for the cooking channel last week, with the children starring in a Come Dine With Me special at the Rose Hill Community Centre. Nearly 100 Rose Hill residents took part in the film shoot, which the children had spent two weeks rehearsing.
Fran added: “We were a bit apprehensive as this was the first shoot and we have never done anything like this at the club, but it was an absolute joy! We’re all looking forward to filming the activities for the next channel.”
Once the film has been edited and is ready for distribution, the Junior Youth Club will stage a screening and cultural community event for residents, the families of children involved and Rose Hill Primary school pupils, staff and Governors.