Lights, camera, action – and a muddy landfill site

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MAKING a film may sound glamorous, but the reality for one group of students involved working with more smelly rubbish than they could imagine.

Five sixth formers from Milton Keynes Academy were commissioned by Campbell Park Parish Council to make a 20 minute film to encourage more young people to recycle waste.

Victoria Smith, Ayan Yusuf, Ashleigh Rabe, Peyton Miles and Tenita Williams filmed on local estates as well as the Newton Longville landfill site, the Envar compost centre in Huntingdon where our discarded food is sent, and the Milton Keynes Recycling facility.

The result is ‘The Big Clean Up’, an educational and entertaining film which will form part of the students’ Level 3 Creative and Media Diploma project work.

Project manager Victoria Smith said: “We decided to make the film fun too so we re-wrote a Spice Girls song and perform that at the end of the film.”

Councillor Mike Johnson, Deputy Chair of Campbell Park Parish Council added: “They have done an excellent job in conceiving and delivering the DVD project on time and in a way that will engage viewers of all ages.”