A spotlight shines on recycling in Bolton

Recycle for Greater Manchester and Bolton Film students are Up and Forward when it comes to recycling

Recycle for Greater Manchester’s ground breaking Up and Forward project, supporting hard to reach communities to recycle more and recycle better, has partnered with the University of Bolton and Bellyfeel, a production company to film a series of documentaries about helping communities recycle more in Greater Manchester.

This new filming contract will result in students getting exposure to a Europe-wide audience, as the Up and Forward project is supported by money from the European Union Life + programme. The documentary films will be available for viewing via the Recycle for Greater Manchester YouTube channel and linked to the European Union’s Life + Up and Forward website.

The first documentary will feature the Faith campaign in Oldham and will be available for viewing online by September 2013.

By partnering with the University of Bolton,  Up and Forward, Recycle for Greater Manchester are giving 2nd and 3rd year media writing and production students a fantastic opportunity to get hands on experience in the filming,

Editing, post and pre-production, up to 20 budding film makers be taking part. Students will be working on the filming project for roughly 3 months.

As part of University degree course students are required to have work based experience. Recycle for Greater Manchester is providing this opportunity to support them in learning new skills that will help them in their future careers.

Councillor Neil Swannick Chair of the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) commenting on the filming project said:  “We are delighted at the chance of giving young people an opportunity to raise the profile of recycling and waste issues in such an interesting and creative way, as well as supporting their career opportunities and helping to boost recycling rates in Bolton.”

He added

“The Up and Forward project has enabled us to do things differently and to work with groups and communities that have been hard to reach in the past, working with young film makers to get our message across is another positive step for the project”

Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Rob Campbell, added: “This is an excellent project for our students to be involved with. It gives them hands-on, industry-level work experience as part of their degree, and research shows that is the best way to improve their employability on graduation. The fact that it is with such a high-calibre client on such an important project is testament to the skill level of our students. We thank Recycle for Greater Manchester‘s Up and Forward project and Bellyfeel for their time and involvement and look forward to working with them.”