Monday 23/05/16-Wednesday 25/05/16


Today I carried on working on the layout of my article for my FMP which is about poverty in Britain and how it can be stopped.  Also I am putting statistics.


There has been an increased in in severe poverty since 2004.

2011/12-   there was about 9.8 million people were living in poverty in UK




Today we finished filming for our walk-tall trailer to edit in adobe premier. it was easy to edit but we are going record our selves talking about how we feel and where we can go to get help. I was working with Jesse Way and Josh Shelly. I found working in this group difficult because I felt like that I was the only one doing the work when I ask the boys to help.


Today we carried on with our work experience project. We managed to get all the

pre-production work complete and handed in to Dave.


Monday 16/05/16-Wednesday 18/05/16


Today we carried on with our final major project, my project is about what causes in poverty and I finished off planning out my article than I started on my first draft of the article to hand to my tutor to see if it needs any improvement on it and so I  can hand in my final article before the end of June.

Poverty in Britain



Should poverty be allowed in Britain?


There are so many problems in Britain that causes poverty and child poverty in Britain. Some of the problems are

  • Inequality in wages
  • State benefits
  • Long-term unemployment



There are personal and external factors that can lead to people begin homeless. But in 2011/12 about 9.8 million people were living in poverty in the UK and this can lead to people having mental health and social problems. Also the low income doesn’t result in lower standards of living but also affects people’s life choices. There has been an increase in severe poverty since 2004.  Inequality was at its highest level in 2008/9. Poverty can link to health disadvantages but in the UK today people’s health is determined by their wealth but disabled people are more likely to live in poverty and there are relatively high levels of income inequality.


How does income link with poverty?


The income in the UK and the rest of the European union is less than 6o% of the contemporary median. If people are using relative poverty line they are measuring whether poor households are keeping up with people on the middle incomes. In London after three years, 27% of people living in London were living in poverty after housing costs was taken into account.


Measuring poverty in the UK and why it matters?

If people are living in absolute poverty, this means that there is focus on the minimum requirements that they need to ensure physiological efficiency. This means that people can be classed as poor if they lack the resources that they need in life. But in the UK, the focus has been on child poverty because there are 3.7 million people children in relative poverty after the housing costs.


Why do people measure poverty?

It tells people you are in poverty and which groups are at more risks of poverty and to see if poverty is changing over the years. Also it enables people that if there are low-income households are getting nearer or further away from the average income and get the resources they need to live in society over time.



Child poverty


If a child lives in a household where no one works, they are more likely to live in poverty but also there are other risk factors for people ending up to live in poverty includes:

  • Living in a lone parent family
  • Living in a larger family with 3 or more children
  • Social housing
  • Someone is disabled in the house


Child poverty is about children living in households suffering from a lack of material resources. The resources might include money but people may also need healthcare, a home and free education.

There are different types of children that are at higher risk of living in poverty than others. The groups are

  • Children in households affected by disabilities
  • Lone parent families
  • Large families
  • Black and minority ethnic groups
  • Workless and working households
  • Asylum seeking households


Why are children growing up in poverty?

Children are growing up in poverty because they might be having a loss of parental employment, barriers to employment and onset of illness or disability. These factors are immediate cause of poverty but there are some underlying/ long -term causes of child poverty as well.

Consequences of child poverty

Poverty can have a massive impact on children’s life and well-being because they have limited life choices on what they want to do in life. This can be from health and well-begin to education and employment depending on their qualifications.

People’s view on poverty

Some people think poverty shouldn’t be allowed in Britain because there isn’t enough support for people who really need it but Britain are allowing people from other countries to come in and give them all the support they need instead of families. Also people feel sad about this because no one should be living in poverty and people who live in Britain already should have got the help they need first before giving it to people they let in. Also everyone should be looked after.


Charites that can help poverty

There are different charities that can help people living in poverty and there are charities that can help children who are living in poverty as well. Here are some of the charities and how they can help e.g.

  • Oxfam
  • Salvation army
  • Child action group
  • Turn to us
  • Save the children



Oxfam is a global worldwide charity that helps people in poverty . They tried to help give people clean water and food to eat. Their approach is to  develop projects to improve the lives of people.


We carried on with our charity project which is about Walk-tall and how they help people. today we started filming our trailer and taking pictures for our poster to pitch our ideas next week.

Monday 9th may 2016-Wednesday 11th may 2016


Today I started planning out what I was going to put in my article for my final major project which is about what causes poverty in Britain and how people can help and what charities are out there to help. I did some background research on different charities and child poverty and how it affects people in life. I also typed up what I think of my poverty and what some of my friends think of poverty.

My view on poverty

I think that poverty shouldn’t be allowed in Britain because families are going to be hungry, thirsty, be cold because their parents will find it hard to buy the essential things that they need to have everyday. It makes me upset to see adults and children suffering because the world is unfair and children shouldn’t be living in poverty because they won’t have a long life expectancy because they are dying of malnutrition and not having clean water.


As a group, we worked on our work experience project which is on a charity called walk-tall and we finished off planning out the posters and trailer. Also we started on our pre-production work to start taking photos next week.


The world we live in is strange, isn’t it? We fear being left behind, so we try to blend in, losing ourselves in the process. We live in an age where we should be free to create and share, but we can’t, because of problems no one notices, or cares about enough to fix. And then there are those who have had experiences that would make them shy away from the world altogether. It’s high time for a change. Why should people be too afraid to shine, when they’re only supressing their true potential? You’re not defined by your past in the slightest, not unless you choose to be, so don’t fall in that trap. Get to the stage, stadium or studio and prove yourself, because if you don’t, you’d only be living a lie. In a world of insecurity, we here at Walk-Tall stand strong like a beacon. With your contribution, we can bring about a new age of creativity previously denied by the self-doubt lurking in the minds of many. So come to us…and let’s break some barriers.





Media Shooting Script

Name: Jesse Way
Group: Project: Walktall Trailer
Shot No.



Description of Shot:



This shot takes place right outside the college. It can be just a regular scenery shot.




Outside the college building

2 Me lying on a bench Outside the college building
3 Sports taking place Outside the college building
4 Crowd of people walking Anywhere inside the college
5 Artwork


Art department
6 Stage Drama room
7 Myself saying final lines “Come to us-and let’s break some barriers.” Outside the college building

Trailer overview


The video will include my narration. This consists of myself telling the viewer that people are often afraid of seeking creative pursuits due to their low self-esteem. Then I express the fact that there needs to be a change. I say that people should be encouraged to be creative and say that with the viewer’s contributions, the can help bring about a rebirth of art and other forms of entertainment. I end my narration with the line “Let’s break some barriers,” referencing the tagline of Walking Tall, “Breaking Barriers- Success through Performance, Education and Therapeutics.”

There will be some footage accompanying my presence, for example, people playing sports at a court, or shots of artwork and musical instruments, presumably from the art department. There will most likely be inspiring background music, although I haven’t decided on the song to use and will most likely leave this to others in the group. The trailer will end with a logo of the company along with Walking Tall’s contact details.

For reasons related to audio, I will end up doing a voiceover, and only make an appearance at the end to deliver my final lines using lip syncing.

The main roles are:

Voiceover/Actor: Myself

Audio mixer:Jesse Way/ Imagene Reid

Camera Work: Josh

Director:Imagene Reid




Adobe Audition CS6 (or any other software used for recording audio)



Major issues:

  1. Sport Related Risk: As footage from sports is likely to be collected, there is likely to be a risk of injury if camera moves too close to people taking part.
  2. Dropping Camera
  3. Weather: If there is rain, there may be puddles left over and people involved may slip.


  1. Sport Related Risk: Keep a safe distance from any people taking part in sports.
  2. Dropping Camera: Make sure the camera is safely secured.
  3. Weather: Watch carefully for puddles before moving.



Dave Turner, Tutor


Today we redid our pitch in front of Dave and Kate so they can film us doing our pitch for our final project. I  used Harvard reference when getting pictures and where I collected my research from. I learnt that presenting in a group is helpful because I can reflect my feedback and us this to improve ideas for my final piece. Whilst presenting I felt that I had confidence and I felt that my PowerPoint also emphasized  emotion. This was shown through real pictures of families living in poverty, therefore emphasizing just how big of an issue poverty is. I also felt like my key skills were shown through presenting. The next thing that I need to so is  to plan my article out before I write it and do some background  research. Also next week we will be doing our work experience unit. When I was creating my pitch , Dave gave us a PowerPoint to follow so we have an idea what to put into our pitch. Also I include some background information of different causes of poverty and how it can affect people in the long run of life. Also living in poverty can cause mental health problems and low self esteem. Also I added what charities can help people living in poverty in the PowerPoint and I am going to add them into my article.


Tuesday 3/05/16-Wednesday 4/05/16

This week we started our work experience unit. For this we had to work in a group and a choose one charity from the our that we were given. The four charities were stonewall, frank, walk-tall and porch light. As a group we decided to go with walk-tall because it helps young people to build their confidence and self-esteem through performing arts. This week we created our ideas and put the ideas into a mind map for the trailer and poster. Also we decided to split into two smaller groups so we can have a group working on the trailer and a group working on the posters for our chosen charity. But before we did the posters, we decided to gather some research to help us with the task that we were given to complete as a group.  Also we started to come up with some of the ideas we can do for a poster for the charity before we came up with the final idea. Also we started to plan out our pitch before putting all the work together. The next thing that we need to do is prepare our pitch and put it into a powerpoint.The people that were doing the work was me and josh. also we decide to spilt the group into two smaller groups of three to work on the project instead of doing it in one big group.


Research that we found about walk-talk

It has been a charity for 11 years. it uses different ways of performing arts for young people and adults to build their confidence and self esteem. They offer extensive counselling for adults, vulnerable and young children who have experience challenging life situations. They also do music and visual arts. They provide professional theatre. music and arts services. Also they have meeting rooms and a recording studio for people to record themselves singing. Also the charity offers young peoples arts classes during the day and it helps people to gain a qualification in performing arts. They do a wide range of events for people to go to and take part in.

Pitch ideas

  • introduce our charity and what they do
  • introduce and explain our ideas
  • explain how our idea is effective and why we are doing it
  • explain how it will benefit the charity
  • include our mindmaps, posters and trailers
  • summary of what we achieve and why, how
  • ask people if they have any questions
  • end pitch. photo