Valley Park School wins national film and TV anti-piracy competitionDownload (101.8 Kb)
Local pupils win national education award for creativity in promoting the importance of copyright.
Three pupils from Valley Park School in Maidstone have been awarded as winners in a national advertising competition. Sian Holdsworth, 14, Angel Grant Wilders, 14, and James Chell, 14, won a £5,000 cheque for their school to put towards students resources and an iPad 3 each for the best video entry in the 11-14 category of the Be©reative powered by ScreenThing national advertising challenge, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of copyright and creativity.
With over 300 entries, the competition saw young people aged 11 to 19 from schools up and down the UK compete to create an inspirational original advertising campaign aimed at their peers. Students were set the challenge of bringing to life the value of the UK film, TV and video industry to show why it’s important to choose official content over illegal downloads and streams.
The national competition, run by film charity Film Education in collaboration with film, TV and video industry body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness, gave young people the opportunity to showcase their creative talent while getting a unique glimpse of the dedication, hard work and relentless innovation that goes into making film and TV in the UK.
The Valley Park team created a short video which showed simply yet effectively the huge number of people across a number of different job roles that are involved in making films. The emotive wording and music incorporated throughout made it engaging to watch as it successfully captured the attention of the viewer.
Industry Trust for IP Awareness
Tutor, Valley Park School
One of the winning students
Recent research from the British Film Institute shows a 202% increase in students enrolling in higher education film studies courses in 2010/11 compared to 2003/04, and a 48% increase in students entering GCSE media studies over the same period, demonstrating how film education is moving up the curriculum agenda, supported by programmes like Be©reative.
To find out more about the Be©reative powered by ScreenThing competition visit: http://filmeducation.org/becreative
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