Going Viral – 14th May 2013
Young people from the Strathearn area have produced three videos that they hope will go viral. These are on different aspects of climate change following an eco-event organised by CDT for young people at Comrie Croft earlier this year which was funded by the Climate Challenge Fund. CDT is running a competition to see which has the most viewings. The youngsters who made the video with the most viewings by the 2nd June will win vouchers for live active. The videos are now up on the new CDTComrie video channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/cdtcomrie
From tots to teens, the event held in February saw over 100 young people, parents and local organisations taking part in a variety of activities and discussions. Toddlers, with the help of Cultybraggan Outdoor Playgroup, were involved in planting trees and then making paper out of one that they saw being chopped down. Children from Comrie Primary School also planted trees and took part in Bush craft activities and made cars from recycled materials.
Teenagers from across the Strathearn area were challenged to make a viral video. They came up with three very different ideas. The titles of the videos reflect what they are about:
- A Rubbish World http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIM1BA5Z2zA
- Keep Dancing Penguins? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw0_8k_59ek
- Get Out on Yer Bike http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERZuIzTr-P0
The overall event was also filmed:
As a result of the event a report is also available that outlines the key themes that emerged (click here) Two main areas that young people are interested in working on are active travel and growing plants and trees. Comrie primary school already do a lot of work around growing things so CDT are calling for young people to help them work up a funding application to support cycling and walking initiatives that will encourage them to leave the car behind. Interested parents and young people can come along to an open day at Cultybraggan Camp on 2 June, 11am to 4pm when there will be cycling challenges and a chance to see the videos as well as contributing to ideas about a future project.