World’s 'largest film festival for schools' is coming to Helston
12:00pm Sunday 16th September 2012 in News
WHAT is claimed to be the world’s “largest film festival for schools” is coming to Helston.
As part of National Schools Film Week the Flora Cinema in Wendron Street will be showing films that can be incorporated into the curriculum. These include Brave, Dr Seuss’s The Lorax, Hugo and Mirror Mirror, which all contain subjects and themes that run alongside lessons back at school.
It is the 17th year that the event has run.
Faye Duval, teacher at Nansloe Community School, said: “Some students have never been to the cinema.
They love going out and studying outside of school feels like balancing hard work with a reward – a way of giving back to students. “You don’t get interrupted at the cinema and the students stay focused. Groups of up to 80 children were silent with concentration, which is a first!
One film a day will be shown at the Flora from Monday, October 22 until Friday, October 26.