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Tom Harrison Deputy Director (Development) Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues

2014 Thank You Film

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Congratulations to all the winners of the 2014 Thank You Film Awards, and well done to the thousands of young people across Britain who took part in the awards and made some heart-warming films. This was the second year of the awards and they have really built on the success of the inaugural awards. This year more people took part, and we were able to hold events in four cities across Britain - Manchester, London, Birmingham and Glasgow. The films entered were of an incredibly high standard and I know from talking to the judges they had an extremely difficult time choosing the winners. Not only were the quality of the films impressive, but so were the variety of approaches the filmmakers took to the main theme of gratitude. This year the entrants decided to thank a wide range of people and organisations - from well-known celebrities to charities, from parents and close friends to historical figures. For me, the power of the awards is that it encourages young people to think about who and what they are grateful for in their lives. The process of making a film requires deep thought about this matter, and many of the young people commented during the awards that it has given them a greater appreciation of what the people around them contribute to their lives. However, what is equally powerful is when we show these films to the recipients of the gratitude - it really brings a smile to these people’s faces. I hope you enjoy reading the stories and watching the films as much as I have done. They really do demonstrate the very best of human nature. Tom Harrison, Deputy Director (Development) Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues


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shortlisted filmmakers attended film premieres in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Glasgow where they saw their films played on the big screens and winners received their prizes!

The entries submitted showcased the huge range of people that young people are grateful for. These included saying thank you to: - Family for the consistent care and love they provide. - Doctors, Nurses and the NHS. - Scientists for discovering and inventing things to improve our lives. - Lollipop Ladies’ and other people who keep us safe and look after us. - Friends for providing fun and laughter, and for caring for us. - Historic leaders for fighting for civil rights and women’s rights. - Authors, producers and artists who shape the cultural landscape and make entertainment for us all. - The fire service, police and ambulance. - Athletes for inspiring us.

Introduction

Over 50 schools and nearly 7500 young people were involved in the Thank You Film Awards.

Tom Harrison Deputy Director (Development) Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues

Young people from across the UK submitted films, and

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Daddies Song

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Victory Primary School

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UK | 2014 | 2m 14s | THUR 8 MAY 2014 The reception class at Victory Primary School thanked their dads with a song, explaining all of the things they love to do together. When Zuzana Palaez asked the reception class at Victory Primary School who they would like to say thank you to, she was happily surprised that they all said: to my dad!

They thanked their dads with a song, explaining all of the things they love to do together. Then children had an extra idea: to invite their dads to the school and to film them there. The result was Daddies Song, performed by the children for their dads. Zuzena Palaez says the whole process of making the film reinforced and in some cases

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introduced the concept of gratitude to the children.

My dad came to our class and made a big tower.’ ‘My daddy is the best man in the world.’ ‘My daddy teach me how to read.’ ‘My daddy teaches me how to play football & basketball. I have fun with my daddy.


Awards

Thank You Family St Mary and St John’s C of E Primary School Amirah Ranaputri Sadeli

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Amirah Ranaputri Sadeli created her film to say thank you to her mum for looking after her, inspiring her and being a wonderful parent! “My mum is fun and fair, And she always cares, I can always rely on her anytime, any day any year. Oh I love her with all my heart she is truly a work of art, For there is no better mother I know there is no other, She’s the best mum she truly is, Because when she’s around everything is bliss”

Thank you soo much for everything mum.

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Thank You To Nelson Mandela

Alena Precious Essraa and Sai.

Thank You To Friends

Delvina,Arnisa, & Edenisa.

Thank You To Family

Ashante & Chantel.

Thank You To Daddies

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Thank You To The Caretaker

Tommy, Will, Anna, Maia, Maja, Maha, John.

Thank You Doctors & Nurses

Sofia Chapra, Beatrice Glancey, Isadora Cutler and Clementine Vaughn.

Thank You To Science

Josh Hearn, Anthony Holworth Mckenna, Francis Topham-Smith and Oliver Devine King William Wright.

Thank You To Mummies

Fenella Jevvers,Elanor Marriage, Izzie Allanson and Jemima Banks.

Thank You To Friends

Cordeilia Griffiths, Imogen Wheeler, Ted Pryke, Harry Bidwell and Freddie Raymond.

Thank You To Cancer Research

Amber Tremayne & Miya King.

Thank You To Rick Rescorla

Holly Campbell.

Thank You For Helping Us Communicate Benedict Aaryan, Robert, Keshav, Kela, Sabrine, Kimtee, Dylan, Isis, Younus, Nivee, Joshua,Rim, Harris, Steffon, Maz,Huseein, Jaheed, Faizaan, Naageethar, Roman, Darius, Trely, Esisha, Caitlin, Will, Gerry, Stella, Lorraine, Cinzia, Sylvia, Jen, Sue,Leanne, Maggie, Chris,Oli. LONDON AWARDS | 03


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The King’s Legacy Holy Family School

WINNER

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Tyrell Charles, Maja Sobieska, Ramone Charles, Lauren Ramadan, Phillip Passey, Dionne Kwayke, Alamin Sessay, Joel Thevarajah, Mia Belfourth, Libby Delbourgo, Julia Dobeisz, Rachel Rodrigues, Kaan Crosbie, Naomi Ayoki, Julia Fanny, Ruby Khushi, Alex Oritiz, Jamie Joiner.

UK | 2014 | 2m 14s | THUR 8 MAY 2014 The film’s co-director, Tyrell Charles, attended a black history event honouring 50 years since Martin Luther King’s death where the idea was sparked to create a film about King’s legacy. It would show gratitude for all he

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achieved and maybe act as a wake-up call for all across the world. The film challenges the people who judge others for anything that’s different to the norm.

It shows how Martin Luther King’s work declared to the world that any segregated beings, black or white, gay or straight, man or woman, could come together in harmony.

Maybe we can have a dream come true?


Awards

Thank You Grandma Henrietta Barnett School Emerald Grimshaw

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‘I made this film because my Grandma Joyce has always been a very special person in my life… She really loved me… She was a real light in the world, loved by many and I wanted to thank her in my film.’ Emerald’s film explores her grandmother’s life and thanks her for loving her grandchildren and being an important part of their life.

Thank you to my Grandma.

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..................................................... Thank You To Our School Tayo, Charles, Kai, Myles, Leon, Jasper, Rueben, Daniel, Jaden, Sean, Dario, Connor, Doc,Abde, Bradley, Darren, Francix, Jack, Charlie, Tom, Shriv, Dominic, Tara, Adam, Joe, James M-W, Zoe, Giverny, James C, Pierce. Thank You to my friends

Crystal Grimshaw.

I am grateful to have such good friends, who make me laugh and make life fun. Crystal Grimshaw

Thank you for teaching me it’s okay to be different .... We should all thank each other more often.

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Thank you for allowing me to be myself. Reuben

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Thank You Bumblebees Henllan Rainbows

WINNER

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UK | 2014 | 2m 14s | THUR 15 MAY 2014 Henllan Rainbows said thank you to bumblebees by learning about them and celebrating all the useful ways they make our world better.

‘Thank You for pollinating fruit to make jam for my porridge.’

• Bumblebees are in trouble. Wild flowers are dying.

The rainbows learnt some very interesting facts on bumblebees:

• More than 50 thousand bees live in a hive.

‘Thank you bumblebees for making us grow plants’

• There are 250 different bumblebees in the world.

• In summer the queen bee wakes up.

‘Thank you for helping us make important things like medicine to help sick people.’

• Bumblebees feed on nectar and pollen inside flowers

• After the bees have slept they are very dozy. They look for flowers for their food.

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ter Awards Thank You To Buddies St. Luke’s C of E Primary School Reception Class

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Reception children at St. Luke’s C of E Primary School say thank you to their ‘Yr. 6 Buddies’ for being kind to them and being their friends. The children said thank you to their buddies for: ‘...looking after me.’ ‘...being my friend’ ‘...being kind.’ ‘...looking after me.’ ‘...always being there’ ‘...inviting me round for tea’ ‘...reading with me’

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..................................................... Thank You For Girls’ Freedoms: Latayah,Susie,Ellie,Kim,Nina,Rebecca, Olivai-Allen, Edith, Rowan, Erin, Millie, Mia, Lily-Bell, Olivia-Hackett, Isabelle and Harriet. Thank You For The Chance To Help Others: Daisy Townley, Erin Lloyd, Ebonie Bamford, Molly Bradley. Thank You For To People Who Inspire Us: Emily Wilkinson, Ellie Booth, Lily Clark, Isabelle Smith, India Hazelwood, Caitlin Ho.

Thank You To People Who Inspire Us: Thank You To Christiano Ronaldo

Bailey Brynes.

Thank You To RSPCA

Charlotte Ward.

Thank You To Lionel Messi

Kanav Kapoor.

Thank You To Andy Murray

Lily Travis.

Thank You To Derek Landy

Morgan Gray.

Assisted by:

Eliza Rehman, Ayesha Mohee, Duaa Mahmood, Siam Mohee, Zaid Aleem, Khadeejah Shamsuddin, Archie Kinight, Leiws Habib.

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We are grateful for us all being treated equally unlike some people who don’t get a say in life.

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St. Luke’s C of E Primary School.

We are grateful for people that help us in everyday life and Mrs Shahee of course. St. Andrew’s C of E Junior School.

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Thank You To Our Friends Harrogate Grammar School

WINNER

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Ellie Kendall, India Russell, Holly Sugarmnan, Taryn King and Kim Mountney

UK | 2014 | 2m 14s | THUR 15 MAY 2014

Girls at Harrogate Grammar School made a film to say thank you to their friends for making their lives better. They said thank you for many things:

“Cheering us up.” “Lifting us when we fall.” “Making sure you we are ok.” “Helping us when we are struggling.” “Giving us the best memories!”

The filmmakers said they decided to thank ‘friends’ because everyone has them, and they know how important they are. Friends do so much for each other.

We have become better friends, and realise what friends do for you when you don’t realise!

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ter Awards Thank You For Women’s Protest Harrogate Grammar School Harrison W, Tom L, Alexa C, Neve R, Erin C.

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‘I want to vote!’ ‘No you can’t you’re a girl’ ‘I will fight for justice’ Girls at Harrogate Grammar School wanted to say thank you for the rights they, as women, enjoy. With an entertaining and clever directed black and white film, they brought ‘fighting for justice’ to life!

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Secondary Shortlist

..................................................... Thank You To Friends and Family Georgia Felstead, Amy Collins, Poppy Markham, Niamh Smith and Maisy Gilbert.

Thank You To St. Helena’s Hospice Scarlett Collins and Phoebe Kiriakopalous.

Thank You To Girl Power Olivia Searce, Giselle Going, Kayleigh Hullah, Emily Jones, Sofia Spencer.

Thank You For Women’s Rights Harrison W, Tom L, Alexa C, Neve R, Erin C.

Thank You To Robert Stevenson Amilie Davies, Calum Muir, Jess Peagram, Caitlin Daly.

Thank You Simon Claradge Isobel Harris and Isobel Rivet-Jones.

Thank You For The Good Things In Life Isabelle Longley, Fionamay Hayes, Ella Sullivan and Hannah Shimwell.

Thank You To Marie Curie Hannah Shimwell, Isabelle Longley, Fionamay Hayes and Ella Sullivan.

Thank You British Army Jamie Moss, Will Mascie-Taylor, Laura Strode.

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Thank You To Our Lollipop Lady Guardian Angels Catholic Primary School Bobbie Hines, Jan Tomacki, Emilia Gorska, Kyle McErilly, Laila Glynn, Anthony Tuite, Mr. S Davis, Alex Hodge –Caines

WINNER

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Students at Guardian Angels Catholic School gave special thanks in their film to their lollipop lady who is always there, come rain or shine, to greet them with a

smile and take them safely across and giving them to her to as the road. a present. They wanted to celebrate her dedication and Children filmed themselves service – as well as keep her buying her a pair of gloves hands warm!

She wakes up early every morning, in all kinds of weather, just to make sure we cross the road safely.

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am Awards Thank You To The Emergency Services The Rosary Catholic Primary School Aneika, Qasim, Ruhiyah, Jodiv, Subhan, Nassar, and the Rosary Media Team

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The children from The Rosary Catholic Primary School wanted to show how important the emergency services really are. They filmed an episode of ‘The Rosary Show’ where students reported from Nechells Police Station and West Midlands Fire Service, talking to the people who dedicate their lives to helping the community and thanking the Doctors and nurses.

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Primary Shortlist

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Thank You Nelson Mandela Nyela Pandohie, Chanse Nolan, Keanna Hewitt, Ibraheem Younis, James Bhatti, Heath Gamblin, Joshua Byrne, Joshua Taremwa, Adam Hughes.

Thank You To The Library Of Birmingham Sid Fenton, Joseph Tinsley, Ameer Rahman, Niamh Fenton.

Thank You To Parents & Family Ayman, Enya, Harpeet, Maya, Remah, Thomas, Mia.

Thank You God & Allah

Yarnfield Primary School

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Thank You NHS

WINNER

Castle Rock High School

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Alex Saunders, Elizabeth Ward, Izabelle Jurkowski, Ethan Sleigh, Harry Mitchell Adams, Mitchell Battoms, Katie Hames, Abbi Porter Gostelow, Morgan Schuler Longden, Sian Buckley, Maisy Bartlett Upton.

UK | 2014 | 2m 14s | THUR 15 MAY 2014 Castle Rock High School’s film thanks the NHS for providing hospitals, specialist services, medicines, drugs and appliances, care for teeth and eyes, and maternity services. Each student had their own reason for choosing the NHS, from providing braces for their teeth to providing care and medication to treat a rare condition, but they also had a joint reason: Ethan.

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“Hi! I’m Ethan and I’m 12. When I was born I was diagnosed with a liver disease … It causes itching which sometimes leads to severe pain. When I’m older I will never be able to go out and drink with my friends, like people do every day. In 2009 I climbed Mount Snowden and did a karate class at the top for a liver disease charity.

I raised over two thousand pounds. The NHS recently let me trial a new drug that helps stop itching so it’s easier for me to handle. Thank you.”


am Awards Thank You For My Education Castle Rock High School Jordi Cotton

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Jordi Cotton’s film thanks Castle Rock High School for giving him the best education possible. He believes without Castle Rock he wouldn’t be able to be the best he can be. ‘I am thanking Castle Rock for my education. I chose to say thank you to Castle Rock high School because I am very thankful and realise how fortunate we are to go to school.’

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Secondary Shortlist

..................................................... Thank You To Teachers

Tanisha and Sonia.

Thank You Valve Corporation

Daniel & Aaron.

Thank You Nintendo

Aiden & Daniel.

Thank You ‘Dude Perfect’

Aaron, Ajay and Ryan.

Thank You To Music

Abigale Munroe.

Thank You To The YouTube Community

Aimee Roome.

Thank You To Our Teacher

Harriet and Ashley.

Thank You To Nelson Mandela

Iona Wilkins.

Thank You To Bands

Rozlin Stiles, Maddie Gamble and Jono Rousseau.

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Castle Rock High School

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Thank You to Organ Donors

Inverurie Academy

WINNER

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Zoe Amith, Jess Smith, Kamila Koper UK | 2014 | 2m 14s | THUR 15 MAY 2014 Inverurie Academy thanked organ donors in their film. They did a project on moral issues in school and chose organ donors as the people who deserved thanks.

showing them how their choice impacts the lives of other people for the better.

Making this film made us realise how grateful we are for the “We realised that although the ordinary simple things in life, issue gets press, it is difficult to spending time with our family thank the individual organ donors and friends, doing what we love …. We want to thank everyone, to do, making memories and donors and potential donors, by having fun. This is what organ

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donors have given to a stranger in a selfless act of giving. We just wanted to say THANK YOU because one day, one of us, or someone we love, might need such a gift.”


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Fiona Hamilton wanted to say thank you to SSC, a summer camp for the youth of Scotland, for helping her grow in confidence and make life long friends. “My film shows all the people I’ve met over my five years at camp and some of the things I’ve been able to do. I want to share my experience because I want to show other people how you can have such a good time at a field near Straun.”

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Secondary Shortlist

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Thank You For The Little Things

Thetis Walker, Lauren Walker, Ashleigh Clarke, Chloe Rhandall, Elisabeth Smith, Amir Ali Emani, Robyn Park and Jade Kiersten.

Thank You To The People Who Are Always There For Us

Beth Morley, Catriona Macdonald, Rosie Stephen, Poppy Wingate, Amy Gourlay, Megham Taylor.

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Thank you to the little things we are grateful for, such as the things that make us smile and the people that make them smile. Crystal Grimshaw

We are grateful to friends, family, teachers, and the other little things that add up to make our life happier and easier. Grove Academy

We are grateful to people who have impacted our lives such as teachers, parents,coaches,family, people who inspire us – atheletes, book authors, policticians, human rights activists. We are grateful to have these people as a part of our life. Hyndland Secondary School

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Thanking all of those who took par

Aston Fields School

Henrietta Barnett School

Bamford Academy

Holy Family Catholic Schoo

Calverstone Primary School

Hyde College of Technology

Castle Rock High School

Hyndland Secondary Schoo

Chace Community School

Inverurie Academy

City of London Girls’ School

Kehelland School

Colmore Junior School

Lindon Bennett School

Denton Community College

Little Heath School

Eaton Square School

Lyndhurst Primary School

Elgin High School

Manchester Enterprise Ac

Gracemount High School

Manchester Grammar Sch

Grove Academy

N.E.W Academy

Hall Mead School

Old Buckenham Hall Schoo

Harborne Primary School

Park View School

Harrogate Grammar School

Performing Arts Network

Hawick High School

Queen Elizabeth Grammar

Henllan Rainbows

Queensbridge School

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JUDGES The films were judged by a panel of experts in the fields of education or film. They looked at the creativity, style and technical competency of the films, but focussed mainly on the gratitude being expressed.

James O’Shaughnessy Education Consultant James May Film Maker, smudgethis.com Dan Lawson Film Producer Carrie Winstanley Education Academic

Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues is a research centre at the University of Birmingham examining how character and virtues impact on individuals and society. It has a dedicated team of academics from a range of disciplines: philosophy, psychology, education, theology and sociology. A key conviction of the Centre is that the virtues that make up good character can be learnt and

taught, and that the more people exhibit good character and virtues, the healthier our society. As such, the Centre undertakes development projects seeking to promote the practical applications of its research evidence. For more information, see www.jubileecentre.ac.uk or contact us on 0121 414 3602 or at jubileecentre@contacts. bham.ac.uk.


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