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Nerve Centre Goes International with the Shortcut Project

19 Jun 2020

As part of the Shortcut ‘small stories big issues’ project, Nerve Centre has launched a brand new website.

The aim of the Shortcut project is to educate students through film about pertinent issues such as human rights, mental health, diversity and more.   

The Shortcut project was developed by Nerve Centre alongside three other organisations from Poland, Czech Republic and Portugal with the support of the European Union Creative Europe Media Programme. 

The new website contains a catalogue of thought-provoking short films which champion leadership, inclusion and creativity. Nerve Centre has also created learning materials to accompany the films, exploring citizenship, social issues and personal development. 

This past year as part of their Post Primary Partnership programme, Nerve Belfast Creative Learning Centre worked with three schools: Belfast Boys' Model School, Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College and Aquinas Grammar. The Year 10 classes explored the films and learning resources before producing a short film of their own highlighting issues such as mental health, bullying, screen addiction and, more recently, the coronavirus lockdown. Check out their films below.

The full catalogue of short films and corresponding learning resources are accessible to all registered educational institutions and their students. Register here

Shadowchild by Boys Model Belfast

Shadowchild by Boys Model Belfast

Life Goes in a Jiffy by Bangor Academy

Life Goes in a Jiffy by Bangor Academy

'You Are Never Alone' by Amy Tyson from Aquinas Grammar School

'You Are Not Alone' by Amy Tyson

A Film by James Daly from Aquinas Grammar School

A Film by James Daly