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Students and staff from Wilsthorpe Community School in Long Eaton are the stars of a new video promoting the Brilliant Erewash programme within Wellbeing Erewash.

The video was given its ‘world premiere’ at the town’s health centre during a visit from global healthcare expert Don Berwick. It helped convey the huge impact that the initiative is making in boosting the confidence and positivity of our young people.

Brilliant Erewash is an ‘Art of Brilliance’ programme co-commissioned by public health and Wellbeing Erewash to work with all year seven pupils across our six secondary schools. The Art of Brilliance is a nationally-recognised programme supporting young people to develop resilience in themselves and others.

It aims to transform the way young people think about themselves by inspiring them to make the most of what they have been given. It shares simple principles that raise aspirations, self-esteem, confidence and resilience and promote good mental health.

It enables young people to share in the delivery of positive messages to others in their school, home and community. The programme supports young people to recognise the difference that their approach and attitude has on others within their school, home and community. Brilliant Erewash encourages young people to lead workshops for school staff, other young people and people within local communities to improve their positivity and energy levels.

Filming for the video took place in the colourful library of Wilsthorpe School and featured four star students from year seven - Asad Hussain, 12, Charlie Etchells, 12, Ronni Elliott, 11, and Sophie Morris, 11. Also interviewed in the video are three of their teachers, Angeles Clares, languages teacher, Sue Briggs, information centre manager, and Helen Scott, assistant head teacher.

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