A Doncaster school has set up a creative club along with a film charity so that pupils can use film as a tool for learning.

A Doncaster school has set up a creative club along with a film charity so that pupils can watch, make and use film as a tool for learning.

Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 9:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th October 2019, 6:22 pm
The film club with Doncaster MP Dame Rosie Winterton

The film club at Bessacarr Primary School in Doncaster was provided by the education charity, Into Film to enable pupils to use film as an educational tool. Into Film Clubs are free to all UK state schools and offer a free catalogue of hundreds of films to choose from plus teaching resources and tools for learning.

The cinema club at the Doncaster based primary school even attracted the local MP, Dame Rosie Winterton who met up with the teachers and pupils behind the thriving cinema club.

She said: “I was delighted to meet the pupils and teachers at Bessacarr Primary in Doncaster today and see the great work they are doing using film as an educational tool.”

“It’s clear that having an Into Film Club in their school has really benefited these inspirational pupils and supported the great work the teaching staff are doing and highlights the importance of creativity and access to culture in schools.”

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There are thousands of Into Film Clubs in schools throughout the UK and 86 per cent of film club members who attend say that it helps them enjoy school more and are more motivated to learn.

Alongside rich online content for young audiences, this provides 5-19 year olds with inspirational opportunities to learn about film, and develop a passion for cinema.