WATCH: Pupils' 'incredible' plea for a supermarket

Glasgow primary pupils win prestigious film award for documentary about why their community of 14,000 needs a supermarket
12th November 2020, 12:21pm

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WATCH: Pupils' 'incredible' plea for a supermarket

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Watch: Pupils' 'incredible' Plea For A Supermarket

Pupils at a Glasgow primary school have become online stars after they made a film about the injustice of not having a big supermarket in their community.

The children at Castleton Primary made It's Just Not Fair to show why their part of Glasgow, Castlemilk, suffers from not having a supermarket.

The five-minute documentary reveals how expensive and time-consuming it is to travel elsewhere and why this is a social injustice given that Castlemilk has 14,000 residents.

One response on Twitter read: "This is absolutely incredible. Give the kids of Castlemilk a supermarket."

The school has now won the Best Documentary Audience Choice award at the 2020 Into Films Awards.


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The film starts with a pupil saying: "This is Castlemilk. This is where we live. And we love it."

It ends with a direct plea to some of the country's biggest supermarket chains and a girl singing, "You can build a supermarket, you can build a supermarket - make it fair!"

This is absolutely incredible. Give the kids of Castlemilk a supermarket.@Tesco @asda @Morrisons @AldiUK @LidlGB @coopuk https://t.co/FmnOra3kel

- Vonnie Sandlan (@VonnSand) November 11, 2020

Into Film described the pupils' documentary as "a warm and witty rallying cry to the big supermarket chains".

Castle Primary teacher Kirsty Wilkie said: "Although winning has been wonderful, the process and skill-based learning has been invaluable, and the children have been so socially aware in getting their message across. They just want equity for Castlemilk, so maybe now someone will listen and they will get their supermarket."

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