Lights, camera, action for Cefn Mawr primary school pupils
It was lights, camera and action for Wrexham primary school pupils who recently had the chance to find out more about film making.
Students from Ysgol Min Y Ddol in Cefn Mawr were the latest school pupils to benefit from Wrexham Glyndwr’s Children’s University project as they learned about filmmaking.
As part of the project the youngsters received the visit of a film crew to their school, from video production company Picturehouse Films.
The visit enabled the pupils to learn about filming, presenting, and behind-the-scenes technical equipment which they had the opportunity to try out for themselves.
The event was a huge success with teacher Mr Evison saying: “The children had both a fun and educational time with the Children’s University film crew.
“They got to share their experiences, practise their presenting skills and learn all about the technical equipment and how it’s used. They even got to test some of it which they found brilliant.”
He added: “Children chose to stay in during their lunchtime to make the most of the learning that was on offer.
“A big thanks to everyone who is taking part as it has really enthused the children to complete their passports and make the most of extra-curricular activities outside of school.”
One of the Year 6 pupils, Callum added: “The people that came were really friendly and showed us how the equipment worked and then we got to use some of it.
“I got to use a radio mic which was great. I also learnt how much cameras cost a lot!
“It has made me want to complete my passport and to put in all the hours I have done.”
A spokesman for Picture House Films said: “Picturehouse is delighted to be a learning provider for this wonderful programme.
“And the children had loads of questions for Picturehouse such as ‘How do you film in the desert?’, ‘What’s it like filming Steven Spielberg?’ and ‘Can I present a news report about my cat?’
“Everyone had hands on experience with the broadcast camera used for major networked tv programmes. And everyone had a go at being an on the spot reporter, complete with radio mic.
“The session overran a little into break time but none of the children wanted to leave – they were having more fun playing and learning in class”
Wrexham and Flintshire Children’s University is part of an exciting international initiative by the Children’s University Trust and is led in North East Wales by Wrexham Glyndwr, in partnership with Wrexham and Flintshire Public Service Board’s.
The Children’s University encourages and celebrates children and young people’s participation in a wide range of inspiring learning opportunities outside of normal school hours. More details on the Children’s University can be found at https://glyndwr.ac.uk/childrens-university/
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