SELBY’S youngsters are set to experience the big screen!
As part of National Schools Film Week the district’s youngsters will be going to the cinema free of charge courtesy of the Selby Globe Community Cinema.
The film festival’s goal is to support classroom teaching by providing schools with an experience for their students that links directly to elements of the curriculum – supported by an on-line library of resources related to individual films and more generic topics – essentially an extension of the classroom.
Across the country 470,000 students and their teachers attended the festival last year taking part in 2,500 screenings at 570 cinemas.’
Festival director, Nick Walker said: “The Festival seeks to create a greater awareness and understanding of cinema based on the concept of relationships and dialogues in a variety of films, address issues of cultural exchange and raise awareness amongst teaching professionals of the use of film across the school curriculum.
“This is achieved by in-cinema talks and on-line resources, which give teachers the tools to encourage students to explore and understand new cinematic worlds.
“Since 1985 our charity has been bringing film to teachers and schoolchildren, producing BAFTA winning and curriculum-based resources, running cutting-edge teacher training events and producing the world’s largest festival for cinema and young people.
“In the average year, Film Education’s activities reach over two million school children aged 4 to 19 years – aiming to reach all schoolchildren regardless of economic, cultural or social background.”
The news has been welcomed by the district’s educators.
Rebekah Laurence, head of media studies at Selby High School said: “We were really pleased to be able to offer the chance of a free excursion, with so many constraints on family budgets right now it meant that all the students who wanted to come with us could.
“Providing a cinema experience for us within walking distance of the school was just perfect. Allowing students the chance to be an audience is so important, they benefited from being able to enjoy the experience together and were buzzing about the film on the walk home, all through lunch and well into the afternoon.”
The Globe’s Eva Lambert (right) added: “Trips are always a treat and seeing a good film only adds to the experience. Many children have never experienced the cinema and it is a trip worth waiting for.”
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