Movie treats for schoolkids
Gary Fitzpatrick • Published 30 Oct 2012 12:30
NATIONAL Schools Film Week starts on Thursday with a programme of movies available for West Fife youngsters.
The films being screened include Brave,The Muppets and Coriolanus.
Teachers can book their tickets on-line at www.nationalschoolsfilmweek.org
The festival's goal is to support classroom teaching by providing schools with a powerful experience for their students that links directly to elements of the curriculum - supported by an on-line library of resources related to individual films and more generic topics - essentially an extension of the classroom.
Around 470,000 students and their teachers attended the Festival in 2011 and this year the festival, which operates on a scale not known in any other country - 2,500 screenings at 570 cinemas across the UK - celebrates its 17th birthday.'
Nick Walker, festival director for National Schools Film Week, said, "The festival seeks to create a greater awareness and understanding of cinema based on the concept of relationships and dialogues in a variety of films, address issues of cultural exchange and raise awareness amongst teaching professionals of the use of film across the school curriculum.
"This is achieved by in-cinema talks and on-line resources, which give teachers the tools to encourage students to explore and understand new cinematic worlds."
The Dunfermline programme is:
Thursday 1st November - Brave [PG, 100 mins]
Friday 2nd November - Ice Age: Continental Drift [U, 94]
Monday 5th November - Dr Seuss' The Lorax [U, 86]
Tuesday 6th November - Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days [U, 93]
Wednesday 7th November - Tree of Spirits, The [PG, 50]
Thursday 8th November - Coriolanus [15, 123]
Friday 9th November - The Muppets [U, 109]
Tuesday 6th November - Eleanor's Secret [U, 75]