John Roberts is a teaching advisor at A Tale Unfolds. With over 40 years experience as a primary teacher and headteacher, during his career, John’s great passion was for creative writing. As video technology became more commonplace in schools, he used his passion for creative writing to produce films written entirely by the student’s themselves.
During my primary-teaching career of over 40 years, I found that making films with pupils was a perfect way to increase engagement and progress through what becomes covert learning, as they get completely wrapped up in the excitement of having a real purpose for their work; a film premiere in their school or even the local community. For children who live in today’s digital age, it is the perfect way to combine the school’s primary agenda (to show improvement) with that of a child; to have as much fun as possible.
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