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LitFilmFest: What’s it all about?

LitFilmFest: What’s it all about?

In June this year, 7-11 year-olds from across the country will descend on the BFI IMAX to attend LitFilmFest – a cinematic celebration of pupils’ writing achievements through filmmaking. Dominic Traynor, the festival’s founder, talks about the purpose of the event and...

Five KS2 projects to start with your class after SATS

Five KS2 projects to start with your class after SATS

Once SATS are done and dusted, we know that striking that elusive balance of ‘fun’ and ‘focus’ in the classroom is no easy feat for a Year 6 teacher, especially with a timetable peppered with production rehearsals, sports events and transition days. If you’re looking...

Digital projects in a rural setting

Digital projects in a rural setting

One of the obvious benefits of living in a digital age is that, regardless of location, we’re able to connect to the wider world on a global platform. This is particularly significant in remote and rural areas, where limited public transport links can make regular...

Digital Literacy with A Tale Unfolds

Digital Literacy with A Tale Unfolds

By Alex Mclugash, Year 6 Class teacher at Rothley C of E Primary Academy This article was originally published on Alex's blog, https://educationwithespresso.wordpress.com My journey with digital literacy began in my NQT year when the school invested in a class set of...

Political engagement in the primary classroom

Political engagement in the primary classroom

If we want our young people to engage in politics, we must start them young, really young, argues former defence minister Peter Kilfoyle. Recently, I decided to make my own personal stand in encouraging young people to become politically active. However, I surprised...

Digital storytelling for historical narratives: War Story

Digital storytelling for historical narratives: War Story

War Story is a thought-provoking filmmaking and literacy project that challenges pupils to consider new perspectives from World War 2, by actively and collaboratively exploring a range of evidence from the Battle Of The Bulge. The discoveries made form the basis of a...

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