Fixers open up talks on body image

This week, Media students had the opportunity to participate in a workshop with Fixers – a charity that aims to create positive change by raising awareness for issues that concern young people. 

Fixers, Stephen and Simone, worked with three groups of ten students to discuss body issues that are relevant to today’s youth. Videos were played to the students that highlighted issues such as alopecia through other young people’s personal experiences. The groups were then asked to discuss how these issues could be handled by surrounding friends and family, and alleviated for those who suffer from them.

Whilst this discussion was taking place other Media students took photos and filmed the experience in order to create a promotional video about the workshop and a press release. Holly, Media Production Extended Diploma Level 3, said: “I would like to work in live music photography in the future and so photographing events such as this is a really helpful experience for me. I have learnt how to work better with lighting and angles.”

Simone Thorogood, Broadcast Researcher for Fixers, said: “I love coming to Canterbury College because the students are incredibly engaged. Working together on workshops and campaigns such as this provides us with lots of useful information for tackling issues that young people are facing today.”

Experiences such as these allow students to gain great experience for the wider world in both a social and work environment. To find out more about the Fixers, visit their website

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