Beat exam stress campaign from Childline

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As thousands of children and young people across the UK use the half term for exam revision, a new viral video has been launched which its creators hope will help students to beat exam stress and give them a sense of perspective at this very stressful time.

The ChildLine video clip features footage of students finding an unusual way of beating exam stress. The clip starts off with students about to sit an exam. However, the students begin a series of synchronised Mexican waves which builds and turns into a full choreographed music and light show Mexican wave-a-thon.

Students from school and colleges all over London including Wood School, Winchmore Hill School, Mountview Academy and Italia Conti volunteered to be part of the video clip, many of them currently sitting exams.

As part of the campaign, ChildLine has published a series of revision tips to help beat exam stress which include tips from young people about how to prepare for exams.

Ian MacArthur, ChildLine’s creative director and head of brand marketing, said: “"Exams are important but our research shows that the top issue affecting young people is worries about exams or school work. We love the idea that young people will watch the video and share it so that if they feel stressed when walking into an exam, it might spring to mind and help them get a sense of perspective that helps them through the experience."

The clip was produced by 3 Angry Men and choreographed by Imogen Knight. It is being seeded by Hot Cherry. The music was provided by Heartbreak’s ‘Get the drive’ track.

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