new student peace project
Just a note, about S4 Katie Messer, and her recent approach to the Parent Council for help with a remarkable world peace project. She came with John Cudlipp, the project having germinated in a paper in his RMPS class. She calls it ‘The Impossible Peace’, averring that peace is in fact not impossible. She envisions 40 t-shirts, emblazoned with pictures of their wearers’ personal peace heroes — e.g. Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. — and each wearer speaking a line from these individuals’ most famous speeches. These spoken lines Katie means to film, and edit them into a composited single speech on the very real possibility of peace. The PC was delighted to help. What lies ahead for this film-in-the-making? With luck, a screening at the Fringe, which has a special category into which this should fit. Last year Katie mounted a very successful charity film festival at the school, single-handedly. We’re optimistic about her latest plan, to say the least.