Bring together the whole school community with a film festival

A Tale Unfolds

A Tale Unfolds help schools to triple literacy progress by providing high quality and highly engaging online projects using video. They provide step by step guidance on how to film using a tablet and simple apps, and offer class workshops and teacher training session which bring learning to life in the modern classroom.

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This has been the perfect combination of skills to help our students develop into leaders of the future.”

When an opportunity comes along that challenges students to explore a range of global issues, accelerates their writing & digital skills and showcases their classwork to an audience, the impact extends far beyond the school gates.

Step forward St George’s International School, Luxembourg.

Working alongside the team at A Tale Unfolds, the school recently held their very own film festival. LitFilmFest uses ATU resources to combine the best of traditional literacy teaching with digital filmmaking confidence in the classroom. The process culminated in a prestigious red carpet event for parents, pupils and the whole school community:

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The event comprised solely of films written and produced by students, enabling students to exceed academic expectations. In fact, a recent study conducted with the UCL Institute Of Education showed the A Tale Unfolds approach can deliver 15 months of English progress in four months.

Claire Nuttall, head of Primary at St George’s not only felt that LitFilmFest showcased her school in a fantastic light, but inspired and motivated the whole community:

It was an excellent experience on so many levels: Superb training empowered staff to confidently use technology as a medium for literacy and beyond. Fabulous classroom projects allowed students to use technology in their English work and involved them in global issues.”

Alongside parents, the school invited a number of high-profile guests to the film festival, including the British ambassador to Luxembourg, John Marshall, who was equally impressed by the quality of the finished films: “I’ve had the privilege to go to a number of film festivals in Luxembourg, and this is by far and away the best.”

To find out more about holding a film festival in your own school, contact A Tale Unfolds at info@ataleunfolds.co.uk, or by phone on +44 20 7837 5597 (ext 221). You’ll also find them over on Twitter.

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