Local school children’s film ‘Egyptian Madness’ set to hit the big screen!
**PRESS RELEASE** Distributed 20/07/2010
Young people from Lapage Primary School, Bradford have just heard that their film ‘Egyptian Madness’ has been selected for screening at the Co-operative Film- Festival in October.
The film was made by local school children as part of their Creative Partnerships Change School project which is delivered by CapeUK in West and South Yorkshire. A team of artists and media professionals from ‘InspirEd’ introduced the pupils to script writing, acting, filming, set design, illustration, make-up and music.
Dawn Feather, Lead Artist from InspirEd says; “We’re really proud of the end result as it’s a great example of how creative artists, teachers and students can work together to produce something truly amazing. This is fantastic news and will be a really great opportunity for the children who contributed to the project to see their work on the big screen – it’s a really nice reward for all their hard work!”
This Creative Partnerships project has been delivered by CapeUK in partnership with InspirEd, bcbradio and creative practitioners; Tim Curtis, Zoe Parker, Paula Horton and Noel Watkins.
Dame Naila Zaffar Executive Headteacher of Lapage Primary School; “Creative Partnerships has been a success because children from Year 3 and 4 worked together in teams and staff and children got the opportunity to work alongside the skilled team of artists. The skills, knowledge and understanding children gained about “Eygyptians” through first-hand experience will be used in their future learning. The good work was shared by inviting parents to walk through the Egyptian Corridor which celebrated their child’s work.”
Each year The Co-operative gives young people the chance to have their short films shown on big screen at the prestigious Co-operative Film Festival. The screening will be on Friday the 8th of October at the National Media Museum in Bradford. If you can’t wait until then you can view the film at www.inspiredworkshops.co.uk/video/
Madeline Irwin, CapeUK West Yorkshire Programme Director; “This is a wonderful example of CapeUK’s Creative Partnerships projects taking place across Yorkshire. Creative Partnerships inspires young people, creative practitioners, teachers and parents alike – giving these fantastic opportunities to be creative and access culture.”
Also celebrating the schools success is bcbradio – Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd July between 18:00 – 18:30 there will be a Lapage Radio Festival on BCB 106.6fm.
——ENDS——– For more information please contact; Jo Jessop, Communications Coordinator, CapeUK – 0845 450 3700