GAINSBOROUGH’S school children will be amongst the lucky young people going to the cinema free of charge throughout the UK during National Schools Film Week.
The Festival’s goal is to support classroom teaching by providing schools with a powerful experience for their students that links directly to elements of the curriculum – supported by an on-line library of resources related to individual films and more generic topics – essentially an extension of the classroom.
Director of National Schools Film Week Nick Walker said : “Our hope is for teachers and students to feel massively engaged in the Festival, as it is an incredible opportunity not only to build the adventurous, film-loving audience of the future but also to develop the kinds of passion in young people more likely to make them more receptive to this collectively experienced art form.”
He added: “This is achieved by in-cinema talks and on-line resources, which give teachers the tools to encourage students to explore and understand new cinematic worlds.”
Film Week will be coming to Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough from Monday 17th October – Friday 21st October.
The programme is:
Mon 17th – Turtle’s Tale, A: Sammy’s Adventures
Tue 18th – Winnie the Pooh
Wed 19th – Submarine
Thur 20th – Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules
Fri 21th – Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Teachers can book their free tickets online at www.nationalschoolsfilmweek.org