Children across the school regularly use digital technologies to explore and capture their learning. From creating Weather or News Reports in the humanities to retelling stories through stop-motion animations or digitised puppet shows in English, all children are encouraged to develop their digital skills through filmmaking.
Filmmaking is an excellent vehicle to teach project management, develop creative and artistic skills as well as the technical expertise of creating and editing a movie. The process provides a platform for collaborative work as well as creating an environment for personal development and leadership.
The school has a movie making club that scripts, creates and shoots mini-movies that the children learn to edit in our media suite. We also produce whole school projects that connect aspects of the wider curriculum with national and international events.
Recent highlights include a stop-motion animation project that used illustration to explore the work of UNICEF; a film-noir short that captured children from across the school’s reflections on Armistice Day; a soap opera that the children scripted, acted and filmed; a documentary about geography in Iceland; a comic caper where children invaded the staff room!