Video: Film made by pupils at St Margaret’s Church of England Primary School in Withern hits the big screen in London

A film made by five pupils at St Margaret’s Church of England Primary School in Withern has hit the big screen in London, wowing viewers.

Year five pupils William Ashe, Tegan Morris, Ellie Turner and Larissa Vickers, and year six Imogen Reeves produced the dark film about two young friends which was shown at the NATE (National Association for the Teaching of English) Conference in London.

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The pupils directed, shot and edited the film themselves on Mondays after school and explores the theme of ‘mise en scene’ .

After being entered among many others from across Europe it was counted among the best, and was shown at the Conference in London.

School head James Siddle said: “It was really good in terms of them knowing that schools from all over the country and Europe were entering too.

“It was really exciting for them, to be recognised by the British Film Industry shows what a good job they all did.”

Student Imogen Reeves said: “It makes you feel very proud when the film comes on screen.

“The other films were really good.”

Tim Culpin, head of school improvement at CfBT Education Services wrote to the school to congratulate them

He said: “It is always good to see a Lincolnshire school being recognised at a national level and I am very proud that our primary schools are leading the field in this area.

“I would like to congratulate all of the staff and pupils, those in front of and behind the camera, on this fantastic achievement and I hope that you continued your excellent work.”

The school is now waiting to see if there film will be judged to go one step further and be shown in Paris.

Watch Withern School’s film in full by clicking on the film on this page.