Students’ film tackles legal high issue

Forfar students Sam Cooper and Catrina Massie have been at the heart of a recent film project to beat the scourge of legal highs

The pair are members of the D&A College Prince’s Trust team which made its own informative DVD when they discovered that there was a lack of information locally targeting those most at risk of trying New Psychoactive Substances (NPS).

The team, which is based at the Arbroath Campus, had only two weeks to research, write, film and edit the DVD which is aimed at schools and youth groups. They also produced leaflets and posters to accompany it.

The team launched the DVD on Friday at its base in the CALC building on D&A College’s Arbroath Campus.

The 12-week Prince’s Trust Team project helps people aged between 16 and 25 develop confidence, learn new skills, and get into work as well as bringing together people from different backgrounds and circumstances and with different abilities.

The programme attracts people from all walks of life, and encourages team members’ individual personal development in areas such as communication, leadership, motivation, confidence and tolerance. The initiative is open to school-leavers, graduates and unemployed.