Using Film in Schools

Using Film in Schools

Using Film In Schools – A Practical Guide

This is designed to help teachers and headteachers integrate filmmaking, watching and critical analysis across the curriculum. You can download this guide from the right hand side.

The guide is part of Film: 21st Century Literacy, a 3-year Strategy to recognise the value of film in education. Film: 21st Century Literacy is funded by the UK Film Council and delivered by the British Film Institute, Skillset, Film Education, First Light and FILMCLUB.

Writing film: making inferences when viewing and reading, Mark Reid

This article discusses the ways in which short films on video might be integrated into the English curriculum. Mark Reid argues that shorts can be used to scaffold writing, and further than this, that students can learn a great deal about narrative form by shuttling between the two media of print and, film. The article focuses on a ‘worked example’, being an account of an INSET session using a short film called Father and Daughter.

You can download the article from the right hand side and watch the film discussed here.

Moving Image Education – Film Agency for Wales findings

A study looking at the impact of Moving Image Education on supporting oracy, literacy and wider skills development with years 6 and 7. You can download the findings from the right hand side.

First Light in the Classroom (FLIC)

First Light is now offering bespoke creative media workshops in schools to enhance curriculum based teaching. Click here for more information.