We were invited to participate in this exciting project in the Summer term of the last academic year. This involved myself receiving training from Into Film Cymru and two fantastic education consultants in Tim Bleazard and Philip Webb. As a school we also received INSET from Into Film Cymru in film literacy.
The media literacy project focused on using a short film, The Girl and the Fox, as an impetus for a mini project using comprehension, inference and digital literacy skills. The experiences that the class got from this project were amazing and the learning that came from it was of a very high standard. Pupils got to experiencing using film as the driving force for learning literacy skills...and have a lot of film. They even planned, wrote, filmed, edited and produced their own short films.
Yesterday Into Film Cymru were launching their Wales on Film resources at the Senedd and invited us to not only showcase the learning that took place by having a stand but also asked us to present to the invited crowd. I invited two of our Year 6 school council members to accompany myself and Mrs Price and to have the opportunity to join me in presenting. Iwan and Eliza spoke well and were a credit to the school,
We then returned to our stand and shared and explained our experience to all guests who visited us. One such visitor was Professor Graham Donaldson, Chair of the Independent Advisory Group for the Welsh Government. He spent a considerable time talking to myself, Mrs Price, Eliza and Iwan and was very interested in the range of learning that took place throughout the project.
Great display by @llanharanps at the Senedd today, showing off some excellent work done during the Media Literacy Project pic.twitter.com/wlfwSyuD8s— Into Film Cymru (@intofilm_cymru) 9 November 2016
Now hearing from the pupils themselves from @llanharanps & @YsgolPennant - plenty of enthusiasm pic.twitter.com/N3AIjGnw9M— Into Film Cymru (@intofilm_cymru) 9 November 2016
I shared the learning that took place on this very blog. You can follow the journey from start to finish below:@intofilm_cymru amazing work @llanharanps. It's been exciting following the blog and seeing it all come to life— Tim Bleazard (@idletim) 9 November 2016
Session 12 part 1
Session 12 part 2
Session 13 The Films