Two groups of film-making pupils at St Margaret’s CE Primary School in Withern are celebrating their success after they were invited to two prestigious film venues.
Pupils Ellie Turner, William Ashe, Tegan Morris, Larissa Vickers, Imogen Reeves, Nicholas Ashe and Josh Forman were all invited for a two-day visit to Paris at the beginning of June, where they enjoyed a boat trip down the Seine River and a delicious meal at a traditional French restaurant.
The lucky youngsters even caught a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth II, who was travelling to France to commemorate the D-Day landings.
The group later presented their short film, ‘Hide and Seek’, in front of more than 200 other pupils and teachers at the famous ‘La Cinémathèque Française’ in Paris. They also held a Q&A.
The pupils said: “They showed about 20 different films and some of them were great, but ours seemed the most popular and we were asked the most questions.
“It was really amazing to be representing our little school in a worldwide event.”
The film can currently be viewed on the school’s website.
June was also an important month for another group of young filmmakers at St Margaret’s, as they took their film ‘The Keyhole’ down to the British Film Institute (BFI) in London’s South Bank.
Chloe Bradley, Nicholas Ashe, Robert Brooks, Eleanor Leader and Kieran Snell presented their film and also had a Q&A session in front of more than 20 schools, before enjoying a ride on the London Eye and a trip to Pizza Hut.
Year Six pupil and cameraman, Kieran Snell, said: “Our head teacher Mr Siddle has really boosted the school with the film club, and helps us improve our ideas.”