Fantastic film fun for students

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Youngsters from seven schools turned Bedford town into tinseltown, when a series of short films they had created were shown at Cineworld at Aspects Leisure Centre.

170 children, parents and staff attended the showing last weekend (Sunday, December 2), as part of an international competition for film-making. The competitors each had to make a film around the brief “Miracle umbrella jump”.

Children from Goldington Academy, Goldington Green Lower School, Mark Rutherford Upper School, The Hills Lower School, Hazeldene Lower School, Castle Lower School and Putnoe Primary School were involved, as were students from as far afield as Serbia, Spain, Taiwan and South Africa.

Councillor Kristy Adams, who helped to fund the project with her councillor’s ward funding, said: “I am proud of the creativity and fun the children demonstrated as they made their films.

“This was an international competition for child film makers and our Bedford children’s films were inspiring to watch.”