A FILM featuring eight students from three Trafford schools, documenting their time during lockdown, has been premiered.

Breaking Barriers, in association with Trafford Council, explores the young people’s feelings, thoughts and emotions, as their lives were turned upside down.

Transitions – directed by Parvez Qadir – enables viewers to see first-hand how they kept occupied, the impact of lockdown, their worries and fears, as well as positives they’ve been able to take from the experience, and their goals for the future.

Lily-Rose Sutherland, Joel McDonald, Amy Clegg, Tyana Reid, Rhys Hargreaves, Felicity Allen, Alekya Datla and Jasmine Briggs, from Flixton Girls School, Urmston Grammar and St Antony’s, joined teachers and their family and friends to share their experiences and reflect on their thoughts and emotions as they reacted to the stories that broke during the pandemic.

Tyana said: “When people watch this video I hope they will be informed about what young people’s lives was like during lockdown and how everyone’s life was affected differently.

"How their mental, physical and emotional wellbeing was changed.”

Joel added: “It’s given me something to do and it’s been like a nice challenge to think of different things to record of my new life.

“I hope people will get out of it what a teenager’s life was like and also to help future generations learn about coronavirus.”

Cllr Cath Hynes, Trafford Council’s children's social care executive member, said later: “This is an amazing film and I am so proud of the way our children have been prepared to open up and talk about the impact the shutdown has had on their lives.

“This film really hits home how our young people have missed being with friends, going to school and enjoying a social life.

The film can be found by visiting the Trafford Children’s Services You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg94Ksp5NDc