Young filmmakers get creative juices flowing

Youngsters at Bothal Middle School in Ashington taking part in the Cinemasports Film Competition.
Youngsters at Bothal Middle School in Ashington taking part in the Cinemasports Film Competition.
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Youngsters from a Northumberland school have spent a day working with filmmakers as part of a national competition.

Students from Year 8 at Bothal Middle School in Ashington teamed up with Kids for Kids UK as part of the Cinemasports film competition.

The pupils were given three ingredients as the basis for their movie, which were roar, bread and spin, and were then set the challenge of producing a two-minute film in a one-day workshop.

The project is part of a global competition involving students from countries such as Spain, South Korea and Greece, as well as the UK.

All the students competing in Northumberland will see their final film screened at the Vue Cinema in Cramlington on October 18, where prizes will be announced in various categories including Best Concept, Best Camera Work, Best Editing and Best Teamwork.

Mrs Robinson, director of performing arts at Bothal Middle School, said: “I am delighted with the work produced by our students.

“They have learnt so many new skills by taking part in this project, it was great to see their ideas grow and I am so excited to see the final productions on a large screen.”

Kids for Kids UK founder, Helen Ward, said: “We love participating in Cinemasports as it is such an exciting way for young people to make short films.

“I am always amazed by the ideas that the kids come up with and am really looking forward to seeing the results.”