Media students air thoughts on bullying for ITV

Canterbury College Media students worked with charity Fixers, which works to give young people a platform to voice their concerns on ITV news.

In an exclusive filmed debate, campaigner Stephanie Keenan, sat down with Canterbury College Media students to discuss the impact of bullying and its effect on mental health.  

During the discussion, second year Level 3 Media Production student, Holly Chapman, took the role of Sound Boom Operator.

She said: “It was such a great debate and opportunity to get my work aired on the news, I loved every minute.”

Alongside Holly was Level 3 Print and Journalism student, Katie Day.

Katy said that she found the experience "eye-opening” and that she felt “privileged to be a part of it.”

Fixers Broadcast Researcher, Simone Thorogood said: “I love working with the Media students because they’re so bright and full of intelligent and thought provoking ideas.”

Media Lecturer and Workforce Officer, Leasa Merrill, set the debate up for students.

She said: “The students were very engaged and incredibly passionate about the anti-bullying campaign.”

This poignant filmed debate will be shown on the 1st of February 2018 on ITV Meridian News.  

Visit the Fixers website to learn more about their projects to change how young people using their past to fix the future.