Classes move to the cinema

PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 October 2011

National Schools Film Week is coming to Weston.

National Schools Film Week is coming to Weston.

National Schools Film Week

NATIONAL Schools Film Week is coming to Weston and school children will have the opportunity to swap the classroom for the cinema.

Weston’s Odeon cinema, in Walliscote Road, is taking part in the festival and will be showing a different film every weekday from October 13-21. The showings include national favourites such as The King’s Speech and Never Let Me Go to children’s motion pictures such as Kung Fu Panda and The Smurfs.

More than 473,000 pupils and their teachers attended the festival in 2010 and this year the festival will have 2,500 screenings at 570 cinemas across the UK. It is also celebrating its 16th birthday this year.

Nick Walker, festival director of National Schools Film Week, said: “This festival is an opportunity to develop passion in young people, to make them more receptive to this art form, which is achieved by in-cinema talks and online resources.”

Teachers can book their free tickets online at www.nationalschoolsfilmweek.org

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