Last week, I attended Sooke’s Awareness Film Night at EMCS secondary school. They were showing the movies “Play Again” and “Consumer Kids”. Both are documentaries that speak to the negative societal impacts on childhood and children. “Play Again” looks at how little time children and youth are spending in nature and how much of their time is spent with electronic media. “Consumer Kids” explores the powerful marketing strategies that are used to turn children into lifelong consumers of “stuff” at a very young age. I recommend viewing both movies!
I also wanted to bring awareness to the community farm initiative in Sooke – a group that hopes to offer outdoor after school care in the future. Visit villagefarmblog.wordpress.com.
I appreciated the opportunity to share the successes of the Nature Kindergarten pilot during a post movie discussion at Awareness Film Night.