Pupils from Wirral primary schools showcase work at LitFilmFest 2018.
LitFilmFest have partnered with hi-impact Consultancy to work with schools across the borough to bring digital and literacy skills together. Pupils from Prenton Primary School, St Johns Catholic Primary School, Somerville Primary School, Devonshire Park Primary School, Liscard Primary School, The Priory Parish CE Primary School, Childer Thornton Primary School and St Werberghs R C Primary School all took part and had to write and produce their own films in English lessons before enjoying a premiere of their work on June 14.
Primary Teacher and Founder of LitFilmFest Dominic Traynor said: “When we started out back in 2012 to improve Key Stage 2 English and film-making, we never dreamed that we would be in this position. We’re delighted to be building on last year’s success, working alongside hi-impact to offer writing and film-making opportunities to Wirral pupils based on a range of important themes including social change, politics and healthy eating.” By using resources, specially created by A Tale Unfolds, schools could choose from a range of projects such as; Masters of the Digiverse, Change It, Pupil Parliament, Kitchen Kid, Frightful Film Trailer or KS2 Myths and Legends. The project aims to boost literacy, public speaking and team work skills in the youngsters.
Managing Director of hi-impact consultancy, Alan Thompson said: “When A Tale Unfolds approached us about co-ordinating LitFilmFest Wirral, we jumped at the chance to be involved. Hi-impact Consultancy works with Wirral schools to support them with their IT strategies and this project was an opportunity for the schools to compete and show how IT skills link perfectly into the current KS2 Literacy curriculum. We have thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the competition and it has been an absolute pleasure to see the successful entries of the schools involved.”
To get involved with LitFilmFest 2019, get in touch with Dionne Thomas at [email protected]