courtesy of Gotty
O2 are the only main sponsors still supporting the 10:10 campaign. Sony and many others have bowed out since the making of 'No Pressure'.
Yesterday I spent the afternoon with a friend who is a retired teacher. She was a 'traditional' teacher. The type who was respected for her firm parameters and discipline.
The subject of the No Pressure video came into our conversation and she voiced her concern about the children involved in the making of the film. "Nobody seems to have understood the impact being in such a film could have on a child," she said. She continued by explaining the excitement the film makers would have created for the children, (as seen in the trailer), but she was most adamant that the 'high' wouldn't last long and some children could feel very guilty at being part of a group who approved of blowing up their peers.
She certainly has a point. Another point was the seeming lack of parental protest at the finished product. There's nothing she could find online from any parent whose child took part in this production, yet she's sure that many must feel the same guilt as some children. Her final comment was that the head of the school, which was used by the film makers, must take a considerable amount of responsibility for exposing his charges to these climate change fanatics and their ideas.
We really should be told what the arrangement was between the school and the film makers. Did money change hands or was it all done gratis? Were parents asked to sign a consent form? Did the form explain the class scene in detail? Were the children professionally debriefed? So many questions which must be answered.