AYPH facilitated a group of 10-13 year olds from Bromley Woodcraft Folk to explore the health and wellbeing needs of early adolescence through animated film. We used science fiction to imagine a planet where the health and wellbeing of 10-12 year olds were prioritised and fully met. Together we explored some of the changes and challenges at this age, how young people could be better supported through these changes and feel fully included in society. The young people created unique, colourful characters that represent the values of this planet. They also developed a visitor from Earth who interviewed the other characters to find out what made their planet so special. This is the animated film they made.
We also created a project report that captures some of the important conversations that happened off camera. We explain the whys and hows of using science fiction and animation as a way for young people to imagine a better world. Taking their ideas and the available evidence about wellbeing into account, we also provide some recommendations about how to better support young people through the changes and challenges of early adolescence.
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This project was supported by Public Health England