New bid to tackle anti-social behaviour

POLICE in Babergh are attempting to tackle anti-social behaviour with a new film aimed at schoolchildren.Babergh's Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership has joined forces with Green Desert Films to give police an added resource to prevent anti-social behaviour.

POLICE in Babergh are attempting to tackle anti-social behaviour with a new film aimed at schoolchildren.

Babergh's Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership has joined forces with Green Desert Films to give police an added resource to prevent anti-social behaviour.

The film, A Day In The Life, is aimed at nine to 13-year-olds and has been scripted to challenge assumptions and generate discussion on criminal behaviour and criminal damage.

Sally Scott, Babergh District Council's Anti-Social Behaviour Network Officer said: “I know this film will be of huge benefit to police education partnership officers as it is covers a wide range of anti-social behaviour which can be discussed in the classroom.

“Hopefully it will show pupils what is perceived as anti-social behaviour and the consequences of it.”

Ms Scott came up with the idea for the film as she felt there was a lack of resources for police to take into schools on the subject.

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She involved Pc Diane Porter, the police education partnership officer; Karen Harman the Head of Drama at Sudbury Upper School and filmmaker Andrew Hill of Green Desert Films.

The team at Green Desert Films wrote the script and shot the film using young people referred to them by the Youth Offending Service.

The film focuses on prevention and greater understanding and looks at arson, alcohol and drug-related behaviour.

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