Between April – July 2014 CVCL worked with students from four local high schools.
Teachers in each school selected ten students from Year 9 who were considered likely to be at risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education or training) if left without intervention.
Students with poor attendance or behaviour issues and stresses outside of school were targeted. CVCL worked closely with the students through a series of weekly sessions. Students were able to discuss the issues they felt were a barrier to their education and also create a short stop motion animation film exploring these in their own artwork and language.
Student evaluations showed that the students really enjoyed the project and that the issues depicted in the films were relevant to their lives and also the issues they face.