Eastlands Primary School’s film drama shown in Leicester Square

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Children from Eastlands primary school travelled to Leicester Square last week for the screening of their film about online bullying.

Their courtroom drama, the Anti-social Network was runner-up in the One to Watch category at the National Youth Film Festival Awards and one of just 14 films from 342 to be recognised by the international Mede3a awards. All the parts in the film are played by pupils.

Jo Corrigan, headteacher at Eastlands, explained: “The project was initiated due to the lack of teaching and learning resources available for addressing E-safety issues with primary aged children.”

She added: “The highly recommended award from the media awards we won is also a huge achievement. All 28 Year Five children had a part to play in the film, without any prior acting/theatre experience and we are really proud of their achievements. They are a credit to our school.

“This experience will be one which the children remember for the rest of their lives.”

The school has also been graded outstanding for behaviour and safety by Ofsted and the SWGFL 360 degree accreditation for high standards within the field of E-safety.