Cross-curricular film project to launch this summer term

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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Innovate My School are teaming up with literacy / film champions A Tale Unfolds to run a film-making project for schools during the summer term. Aided by WeVideo, the initiative will look to improve literacy rates in half a term by at least one sub-level or two APS. It will also radically increase pupil engagement, through digital film-making and video-editing, by allowing them to make their own short films. The project is free to schools, and will be running until the end of the 2015 summer term.

Being driven by the strength and experience of the A Tale Unfolds team, the cross-curricular project will use the company’s innovative format to deliver an entirely pupil-focused project. Kids will write, shoot and edit a fun short film, with each school’s work culminating in an end-of-term film première, complete with an awards ceremony.

A Tale Unfolds is a half-term long project for KS2 which focuses on dramatically improving levels of writing and digital skills. Designed for the new National Curriculum, it is fully supported with videos, lesson plans, differentiation guides, IWB files, writing frames, templates and more. The only hardware needed is a simple camera (flipcam, tablet / iPad, video camera, etc), and no previous film-making or video-editing experience is necessary.

Teachers can see the impact this project will have first hand by watching A Tale Unfolds’ recent documentary that chronicles the team’s success thus far. Also worth inspecting is the highly-positive feedback left by teachers who have so far invigorated their schools with the film project. A Tale Unfolds have seen an average improvement of at least one sub-level / two APS over the course of the six-seven week project.

The project allows pupils to bring their written and acting skills into computing lessons, while they can enjoy a different kind of homework as they have a go at editing the film.There are free WeVideo class accounts available for every class who wants to take part.

At the end of the project, pupils and staff alike will enjoy a glitzy, glamorous film première, which will feature a video (see below) celebrating the achievements of the school’s young film-makers and digital natives.

Visit or contact [email protected] for more information or to register.

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