Hackney pupils scoop prizes for anti-smoking films at BAFTA HQ

PUBLISHED: 15:55 05 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:55 05 July 2016

The team from Hackney New School won Cut Film's 12-15 age group category. Photo Ed Stone

The team from Hackney New School won Cut Film's 12-15 age group category. Photo Ed Stone

2015. Ed Stone

Four pupils from Harrington Hill Primary School won the overall National Cut Films Award 2016 for their two-minute short film ‘Intelligent Life’, created to persuade their friends not to smoke.

Meanwhile four Hackney New School pupils won the 12-15 age group category at the awards ceremony at BAFTA HQ on Monday, and Hackney’s young adult carers’ film was voted the best by the public.

The competition run by the education and prevention arm of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, Cut Films, asks young people across the UK to research smoking and tobacco.

Films made for the competition tackle issues like lung cancer, peer pressure, death, health impacts, child labour, shisha and tobacco marketing.

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