Red carpet for pupils

Pupils from South Hiendley and Mill Dam school have been making thier own films and are viewing them at Xscape and being awarded prizes in an Oscar style celebration.
Pupils from South Hiendley and Mill Dam school have been making thier own films and are viewing them at Xscape and being awarded prizes in an Oscar style celebration.

GLITZ and glamour was the theme of the morning as aspiring actors put on their best attire to attend an Oscar-style event to recognise their dedicated film making efforts.

Pupils from South Hiendley J&I school were excited to see their productions on the big screen last Friday at Xscape, Castleford in the hope of receiving their very own award.

The gold-coloured Oscars – called Moscars – were awarded for documentaries, narration, animation, and costume.

Lisa Corson, headteacher at the George Street school said the children have really enjoyed creating the films.

She said: “They have written scripts, acted in the films and created animations so they have done a wide range of tasks and I am very proud of what they have achieved.”

More than 100 children took part in the Open Future Scheme which asks pupils to look at four aspects of learning; film it, ask it, grow it and cook it.

And not only did they create films but also baked the variety of tasty goodies that were offered at the pre-screening party.

Youngsters from Mill Dam J&I in Pontefract and Kingsland School in Wakefield also took part in the event. Actress Suzanne Collins – of Brookside fame – hosted the ceremony.