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Glitzy film premiere for Sheffield schoolchildren

Year six pupils at Woodhouse West Primary School at the premiere at the Showroom Cinema. Pictures: Andrew Roe
Year six pupils at Woodhouse West Primary School at the premiere at the Showroom Cinema. Pictures: Andrew Roe
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Pupils at a Sheffield school experience a touch of Hollywood when they enjoyed a film premiere.

Children at Woodhouse West Primary, in Woodhouse visited The Showroom cinema to showcase films they had produced as part of literacy lessons.

Year six pupils at Woodhouse West Primary School at the premiere at the Showroom Cinema

Year six pupils at Woodhouse West Primary School at the premiere at the Showroom Cinema

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The year six children created characters, wrote scripts, filming the scenes and editing the footage as part of the project which ran over the half-term.

They donned their best outfits to attend the final event, a Hollywood-style premiere to watch their films on the big screen.

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The films were based on the search for El Dorado, the Lost City of Gold, in Columbia.

Assistant headteacher Leigh Rimmer said the project was helped by A Tale Unfolds, an organisation which provides literacy filmmaking resources.

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He said: "It has been a huge success.

"Since May, the children have developed the whole story themselves, creating characters, writing scripts, filming, directing and editing so each class' is quite different.

"It has really helped with their writing and speaking and listening skills during the course of the half-term."