Y12 students win London wide social issue film competition

A group of 15 Acland Burghley students have linked up with RELX, a world-leading provider of information and analytics as part of the Envision Community-Apprentice competition.                    

Much like the TV series The Apprentice, it requires students to demonstrate personal qualities whilst working in teams to manage their own projects. Unlike the TV show however, with Envision the students compete against other schools to see who can make the biggest positive impact on their community.

Tackling social issues that students care about

Students tackle whatever issues matter most to them. The two teams at Acland Burghley this year are #ItsAboutTime and For Us By Us. #ItsAboutTime are addressing the problem of catcalling which they have all experienced. For Us By Us on the other hand are working on increasing political awareness in young people.

Throughout the Community-Apprentice competition, teams take part in inter-school challenges. The first of these, the Film Challenge, develops team-working and communication skills by challenging teams to produce a film of no more than two minutes explaining why their issue matters in a single take! This is a demanding challenge for individuals who are still coming together as a team, however both rose to the challenge and these are their entries.

Both the Acland Burghley videos were shortlisted for the top six entries in London and were sent to judges at Shape History, a social change agency.

After much deliberation they declared #ItsAboutTime video as worthy winner.

Check out the videos below


2018-19, London, Film Challenge, Acland Burghley, #ItsAboutTime from Envision on Vimeo.

For Us By Us

The next stage of the competition will require the two teams to pitch their project ideas in Dragon’s Den style event. Keep on eyes peeled around school for the projects coming to fruition.