Students on set filming 'The Box'

Students on set filming ‘The Box’

Our Able, Gifted and Talented students in Year 8 have been thinking outside ‘The Box’ during a recent short film project.

The students worked with professional filmmakers over several weeks to create their own two minute short, ‘The Box’, about a group of students who discover a mysterious glowing artefact in a store cupboard at school.

The film was made as part of Into Film’s See It, Make It programme, which helps young people throughout the UK to learn media skills whilst developing and producing their own short from scratch.

A special screening of the film, along with those made by St. John with St. Michael’s Primary, Whitworth, and Newfield School, Blackburn, was held at Rhyddings  last month to celebrate the achievement of all of the students involved.

Both certificates and popcorn were handed out at the screening by Into Film’s Daniel Jarvis and Craig Lawson from Access Moving Image, whose company supplied the project workers and equipment used to make the films.

Performing Arts teacher Anna Booth said: “Making the film has been a great creative experience for the students and they have learnt a lot about developing ideas, writing scripts and filming during the project.

“We hope that they take some of these new skills and have the confidence to use them across all of their subjects and beyond!”