Schools are invited to take part in festival of films

SCHOOLS across 1066 Country are being invited to take part in an upcoming nationwide festival celebrating the world of films.

The annual event, which runs from Monday, October 15 to Friday, October 26, offers free tickets for teachers and children at selected cinemas and is part of National Schools Film Week.

The festival’s goal is to support classroom teaching by providing schools with an online library of resources related to individual films and more generic topics.

Nick Walker, festival director, 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 among teaching professionals of the use of film across the school curriculum. This is achieved by in-cinema talks and online resources, which give teachers the tools to encourage students to explore and understand new cinematic worlds.”

The programme for this year at the Odeon in Queens Road is Tuesday, October 16, Brave (PG), Wednesday, October 17, Dr Seuss’ The Lorax (U), Thursday, October 18, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (U), Friday, October 19, Ice Age: Continental Drift (U), Monday, October 22, Eleanor’s Secret (U), Tuesday, October 23, Hugo (U), Wednesday, October 24, War Horse (12A), Thursday, October 25, Mirror Mirror (PG), and on Friday, October 26, The Muppets (U).

To book tickets log onto www.nationalschoolsfilmweek.org.