DVD calls for action to tackle poverty

Blyth's Silx Teen Bar member Karl Hanson makes a DVD about poverty in Nothumberland.
Blyth's Silx Teen Bar member Karl Hanson makes a DVD about poverty in Nothumberland.

A TEENAGER has helped produce a DVD highlighting the issues facing underprivileged youngsters in Blyth.

Karl Hanson, pictured, assisted in putting together the DVD for a conference held by Northumberland County Council’s child poverty action group.

The 16-year-old said: “I enjoyed participating in the making of the film, and it made me think about what poverty really means.

“Watching the finished DVD gave me a great sense of achievement.”

The film was a joint effort by Blyth’s Silx Teen Bar and the council’s youth service.

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