Buckhaven Community Theatre hosted a great evening celebrating the work of young people from both Kirkland and Buckhaven High Schools on Wednesday 9 March 2016.
With the merging of the two schools to form the new Levenmouth Academy in August 2016, Apex Scotland undertook a piece of work that would help to dispel any fears of pupils coming together but which would also provide a social history of the schools and the local community.
Working with Strange Boat Productions, Apex secured funding from Diageo to enable this exciting project to go ahead. Work commenced in September 2015 and culminated in the event on 9 March.
The 80 people who attended the celebration event enjoyed an informative and entertaining social documentary featuring interviews with both former and current pupils and staff, as well as a potted history of the schools and area. The film footage also included a behind the scenes look at the making of the documentary and outtakes from the filming.
The young people, who were led by Apex Inclusion Co-ordinator, Linda Dunion, had obviously enjoyed their involvement in the project. As well as gaining new skills in terms of filming and editing, the pupils honed their research skills whilst working alongside students from the other school. All of this, we believe, will contribute to a more seamless transition from two schools into one. Huge thanks must go to the young people for their commitment and enthusiasm for this venture.
The documentary, entitled “One School, One Community” provided a great opportunity for the young people and has created a superb record of the history of the schools, whilst looking forward to an exciting new period in the development of the local area.
Parents, pupils and other attendees all enjoyed the evening which was superbly hosted by the Community Theatre with co-ordination by Apex Scotland and crucial support from Diageo and Strange Boat Productions.