Film fesival attracts Leighton schools
Students and teachers from two Leighton Buzzard schools will be taking part in a film festival that aims to educate children in the cinema experience – and you’d be a Muppet to miss out!
There will be 170 students from Heathwood Lower School and 65 pupils from Leedon Lower School visiting one of the 2,500 screenings at 570 cinemas across the UK this year as the world’s largest film festival for schools celebrates its 17th birthday.
The screenings of Mirror Mirror and The Muppets will be held at Leighton Buzzard Theatre on Lake Street next Tuesday as part of the National Schools Film Week that is running between October 15-26.
Carole Perham, centre facilitator of Leighton Buzzard Theatre, said: “The festival encourages young children to come along and get interested in film and I hope keeps the film industry alive for the future.
“It is much better seeing a film on the big screen. It can feel part of the actual film itself when the picture is enormous and the surround sound is great.”
The festival’s goal is to support classroom teaching by providing schools with a powerful experience for their students that links directly to elements of the curriculum – supported by an online library of resources related to individual films and more generic topics – essentially an extension of the classroom.
Last year saw 470,000 students and their teachers attend across the UK and in the average year, Film Education’s events such as these reach over two million school children aged four to 19 years.
The point behind the project is to reach all schoolchildren regardless of economic, cultural or social background and give teachers the tools to encourage students to explore and understand the film industry.
The screening of The Muppets is full, but there are still tickets left for the screening of Mirror Mirror.
If you are a teacher and want to book tickets, you can do so online at www.nationalschoolsfilmweek.org
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