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Get involved in film week for pupils
7:00am Monday 10th September 2012 in News
TEACHERS in Thurrock are being urged to book their pupils free cinema tickets as part of National Schools Film Week.
Vue Cinema, at Lakeside Shopping Centre, will be screening nine films selected by NSFW between October 15 and 26, including Brave, Ice Age: Continental Drift, and the critically acclaimed War Horse.
The aim of the scheme, which more than 470,000 students and teachers nationally took advantage of last year, is to support classroom teaching by providing schools with a powerful experience for students, linked directly to the curriculum, and supported by an online library of resources.
Nick Walker, festival director at NSFW, 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 curriculum.”
Charlotte Spencer, a teacher whose pupils participated last year, said: “The children benefited in many ways.
“They benefited from the discussions about the film afterwards and were provided with many opportunities to develop their speech and language.
“Going to the cinema is a great social experience and allows children and adults opportunities to discuss a storyline, morals and outcomes of films.”
NSFW is organised by the charity Film Education, established in 1985.
Teachers can book tickets for pupils by visiting www.nationalschoolsfilmweek.org