St. Anne’s Primary School is very fortunate to have been selected to participate in an innovative programme sponsored by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. This programme aims to demonstrate the benefits of using film in a bid to raise attainment in literacy and numeracy.
Working in collaboration with INTO film, pupils in P6LM and P6JP are exploring how film can be used to enrich learning experiences and in developing a range of skills that are transferable between film and literary texts. INTO film has also provided our teachers with bespoke training and resources, equipping them with skills and tools to facilitate the meaningful engagement with film.
Mrs Mayne’s Primary Six class were also privileged to welcome Chris Hewitt, an editor with Empire Magazine. He shared stories about his movie-watching, jet-setting, celebrity-interviewing and popcorn-eating lifestyle, and was quizzed by the enthusiastic and rather envious audience. Pupils were also given the opportunity to watch and deconstruct a Pixar short film. Chris was very impressed by the pupils’ knowledge of the 3Cs (colour, character and camera) and 3Ss (story, setting and sounds). Hollywood beckons… lights, camera, action!