Northway Primary School hit the big screen!

Pupils at Northway Primary School have hit the big screen as they premiered their own film in Liverpool.

After weeks of planning, writing, editing and filming, years 3 and 4 pupils completed the ‘El Dorado’ project and showcased their final film to parents, guardians and family members at Cineworld cinema at Edge Lane Retail Park.

Based on a resource by A Tale Unfolds, the project involved all aspects of film making and encompassed letter writing, character profiles, diary writing, script writing and narrative.

The school produced three 20-minute films about three detectives from Liverpool who embarked on an intrepid journey to Columbia on a quest for the mysterious City of Gold. Once in Columbia they cross the dangerous Amazon rainforest to go in search of the wisest man in Columbia. But soon they realise they have to face more than crocodiles!

Year 4 teacher, Thomas Vandewiele says: “It was a truly amazing experience for the children to see themselves on the big screen. I have to say the highlight of the day was being told by a child, ‘Mr Vandewiele it’s nice to hear how much better I got at writing this term.’”

“This scheme of work has been great fun and provided a real sense of purpose to the children. We were able to use a mastery approach to our writing. Children all worked towards the same goal but were able to use a wide range of sentence types.”

The day was a huge success and the school are looking forward to continuing the project next year and creating even more exciting media with all classes.

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