Youngsters scoop film festival gongs

PUBLISHED: 16:00 03 June 2012

Photo of the winners from left to right, Charlotte Coggins, Heather Manning and Samantha Pratt.

Photo of the winners from left to right, Charlotte Coggins, Heather Manning and Samantha Pratt.

Bridgwater College

YOUNGSTERS were delighted when they scooped an award in Weston Film Festival’s Short Film competition.

Two former pupils of the Kings of Wessex Academy were part of a quartet who made a film entitled Dead Meat.

Charlotte Coggins and Helen Bennett, both former pupils of the school in Cheddar’s Station Road, took on the roles of artistic director and director respectively.

The short movie was all about the effort involved in getting fresh produce to create meals after a village’s local supermarket closed – although ironically, it was set in Cheddar, where two supermarkets are currently looking to open.

More from Weston Mercury

14:38

A pedestrian has been killed in a crash in involving a lorry.

Read more

Staff and families raised more than £3,000 at a primary school’s Christmas fair.

Read more

A smash hit West End play will visit the Bristol Hippodrome in February.

Read more

A Mead Vale youngster has sold handmade festive goods to help those who need food over Christmas.

Read more

A concert featuring some of Weston’s most popular acts will come to the Grand Pier this Christmas.

Read more

An artist hoping to remind people of the ‘true meaning of Christmas’ has created a 20ft angel in Locking Castle.

Read more

The first of this year’s Go Kids Go! money has been spent by a Weston-based scout group.

Read more
Yesterday, 21:00

Festive fliers have been advised to pack presents in their hold luggage to avoid them being unwrapped at security.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Girls from across the Extend Learning Academies Network in Weston came together for an inter-schools football tournament.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Weston stroke survivors could benefit from a ‘life-changing’ new rehabilitation programme.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists