Pupils scoop awards at film competition

Pupild from St Matthews Primary School won two awards

Pupild from St Matthews Primary School won two awards

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Pupils from St Matthew’s Primary School were awarded two prizes at Elstree Film Design’s film and animation competition.

The four year 5 pupils were finalists in all five categories and won Best Idea and Best Film.

The children and their families were invited to the awards ceremony at the BFI Southbank in London on Friday, May 29.

They had up to 12 weeks to develop, shoot and edit a film from scratch.

The theme of the competition was A Sense Of Change and the pupils decided their film would be about what it means to change from a child to an adult.

The competition was open to young people between the ages of seven and 19, living in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex and North Kent.

Tom Green, St Matthew’s creative arts specialist teacher, said: “I chose four of our talented writers from year 5 and we spoke about what ideas they had about changing and growing up.

“It was a challenge to get it completed in the time frame, we worked right up to the deadline and we had to work around classroom time, which is important for their education, they all worked really hard on the project.

“They loved it and at the end of the project they said they would miss working on it.

“For the film to be chosen as a finalist in every single category and to win two of them, is really amazing and we are very proud of them.”

To view the film, visit: www.vimeo.com/groups/asenseofchange/videos/125323377