Pupils’ films star on screen in Sheffield

Pupils from Athelstone Primary who attended the Steel City globe Awards
Pupils from Athelstone Primary who attended the Steel City globe Awards
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Budding movie-makers were given a glamorous Hollywood welcome to the premiere screening of short films they had created.

The red carpet was rolled out at The Showroom cinema in Sheffield for the eight Steel City Globes award night, which was also attended by city dignitaries.

Youngsters at all Sheffield primary and special schools made miniature movies – from animations about Egyptian pharoah Tutankhamun to live acting about a giant turnip – as part of the project.

And the winners across various categories were able to see their films on the big screen before taking home top prizes to further their film-making ambitions.

Victoria Harris, project manager at Sheffield Council, said: “It was a fabulous night. When the winners of one category were announced all the parents, kids and school staff burst into tears of happiness.

“We had some absolutely amazing animations and films, some of them were shot in sepia and others which used a mix of film and narration.

“The event does get bigger every year. It helps with literacy, speaking and listening skills as well as working in a team.”

School winners were Beck Primary, Athlestan Primary, Rainbow Forge Primary, The Rowan School and Intake Primary.

Mum Zoe King, of Shiregreen, said her five-year-old son Kaden had ‘absolutely loved’ taking part with Beck Primary.

Pupils won medals, trophies and prizes such as a video camera or film software.

The Showroom let youngsters use the room free of charge, and the event was part of the young people’s film festival Showcomotion.

Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Vickie Priestley also attended the event.