Jade Beard May 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm Films, London Primary School Silent Film Festival, Silent Film Workshops No comments

Reflecting on philosophies of personal responsibility as local and global citizens, the children embraced a story from one of their Rainforest curriculum textbooks. It depicts native creatures imparting advice on a man to protect and serve the trees and nature. We established a story that sees a collection of exasperated animals rising against dastardly woodchoppers […]

Jade Beard May 28, 2014 at 4:45 pm Films, London Primary School Silent Film Festival, Silent Film Workshops No comments

Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” is a familiar, potent and powerful sight, adopted from high art into mainstream culture. It’s universally recognised and debated by audiences both young and old. It’s fitting then that it has been the source of inspiration for two silent films, conjured by the Year 4 classes at St Paul’s and All […]

Jade Beard May 27, 2014 at 2:55 pm London Primary School Silent Film Festival, Silent Film Workshops No comments

As Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedy play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has enraptured audiences around the world, and the children at St Aloysius Junior School were just as captivated. Beginning with the escapades of the silent film star Charlie Chaplin, the class identified the features, differences and qualities of the silent film genre, and facets they […]

Jade Beard May 27, 2014 at 1:36 pm Films, London Primary School Silent Film Festival, Silent Film Workshops No comments

From opening shot to final fade-to-black, the silent film audiences are invited to share in the dreams, imagination and opinions of young filmmakers. As a class topic, The Amazonian Rainforest has proved a passionate talking point and subject to explore. Armed with facts and fascination, the children created a tale of adventure, liberation and protest […]

Jade Beard May 27, 2014 at 12:59 pm London Primary School Silent Film Festival, Silent Film Workshops No comments

Concocted from heresay and half-truths, the world and character of Arthur Pendragon makes for a spellbinding story and a fascinating protagonist to explore. Celebrated on screen, stage and page, modern versions cast him as a hero who plucks swords from boulders, commands gallant Knights and conjures plots with an eminent wizard. Through an imaginative and […]