In Summer 2022, hundreds of people from Wigan and Leigh – and international visitors – saw a children’s film about climate change
In 2021, the Kámoši Performing Arts Group, for primary-aged children from diverse communities in Wigan, Greater Manchester, explored environment and climate change themes. The project, created in partnership with Wigan Music Service and Ethnic Minorities Achievement Service (EMAS), was a space for children to explore their hopes and fears for Earth through songwriting, music-making, story-telling, and visual art.
As the finale to Kámoši’s project, Saif Al-Islam Chaudhry, from the acclaimed animation studio Illum Studio made The World Is Wonderful
Wigan Borough Council loved The World Is Wonderful and wanted to share the film with the wider Wigan and Leigh community to spread the sustainability message far and wide.
The World is Wonderful was shared on the council’s website on World Environment Day 2022. The film was screened in the borough’s libraries and primary schools. It was part of the town’s Summer Reading Challenge in which hundreds of primary school children participated.
The World is Wonderful was even screened during the Women’s UEFA Cup Final’s four fixtures played in Leigh’s Sports Village, including the semi-final between Sweden and Belgium.
We were thrilled that thousands of people saw the film – including visitors from mainland Europe – and the positive responses the film received.
“It was very exciting to watch. Did you know it was made by kids our age? It looked very hard to make.”
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