School pupils on the big screen for film debut

PUBLISHED: 20:00 16 June 2013

Children rehearsing

Children rehearsing

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YOUNGSTERS saw themselves on the big screen when they went to see the premiere of their own film.

Pupils from Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College performed Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet in front of the cameras, before the recording was professionally edited into a film and shown at Weston Odeon.

More than 500 people watched the film over two showings, including staff and families.

The school is one of only 10 across the country to be partnered with the Royal Shakespeare Company, which helped with filming and production.

Georgina Britton, teacher at Broadoak and RSC practitioner, said: “It has been another amazing experience to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company on our third major project.

“The final result is fantastic, it was great to see the students’ faces when they saw themselves on a huge screen.”

Emma Thayer, head of drama at Broadoak, said: “I would like to thank Weston College for its support as without its generous donation we could not have shown at a proper cinema.

“We have sold out of all the tickets for both showings and could have sold just as many again.

“The response has been wonderful.”

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