Growing 2gether’s Teenage Pregnancy & Relationships Project
A group from Inverness Royal Academy have been working with Growing 2gether’s In The Community project, to develop their own community project with a focus on teenage pregnancy and relationships.
Chloe, Rheanna and Yasmeen, aged between 14-15, approached Wave to help them out and spoke to us about their idea of making a film. Obviously, we loved it!
The group hired an actor to play the male lead and were supported and guided by Rhys Campbell from Eden Court on how to make their film.
Rheanna McGorm, one of the participants, explains the concept of their work:
“Our video is based around the results of unsafe sex and the preventions of teen pregnancy. Our storyline is split into two different stories, the first being unsafe sex, the boy (Iain) and the girl (Chloe) are in a relationship, they go off to the park where they meet Chloe’s friend Stacy for a drink, this then progresses to Chloe and Iain having unsafe sex which later results in pregnancy for Chloe. The scenes then repeat themselves but this time with the use of protection and leads on for them to continue their relationship without a baby. We focused our project on teen pregnancy because we feel that it’s a big issue that’s struggling to get recognised and taught in schools.”
The finished film was debuted at the Highland Youth Parliament Conference last week (June 2019), and the group were also interviewed for an article in The Inverness Courier.
The girls will now go on to work with Wave to develop their film into an educational resource that can used in classrooms across Highland.
Watch the finished video below:
To find out more about Ecologia’s Growing 2gether project, visit https://www.ecologia.org.uk/projects/growing2gether/
Wave’s involvement in the project has been thanks to funding from Year of Young People National Lottery Fund (Heritage Lottery).