SHINE work with presenter on campaign for body confidence classes in schools
We love Gok Wan here at SHINE. He’s a fun and cool TV presenter whose shows make a real difference to people’s self-confidence and body image. We’ve been lucky enough to work with him on previous projects including the documentary ‘Too Fat Too Young’ but his latest>Gok’s Teens – is his best yet. How do we know? We’re in it!
This summer, SHINE Managing Director Kath Sharman was one of ten specialist tutors invited to London to teach what was described as ‘the biggest body confidence class ever’. Over a hundred pupils from around the country were taught on London’s Westminster Green, the event filmed as part of a campaign to get ‘Body Confidence’ added as a weekly lesson in the National Curriculum for secondary schools.
Afterwards Kath joined Gok and the ‘teens’ involved in the documentary (including SHINE members Kyle and Jake) in the Houses of Parliament where they met with MPs to discuss the campaign. It was an exciting, challenging and emotional experience and one everyone involved will remember for a long time.
Gok’s Teens airs in early 2012 as a three part series on Channel 4. We’ll be talking about it more when it launches. Don’t miss it!