Did YJA school inspire new film release?

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Prompted by a competition run by Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire, a few years ago I helped Burgh School make a film, Mrs Sykes, which was based on the book Ethel and Ernest. The film went on to win an award for the YJA school on a very memorable night at the LAFTAs, when a trophy was presented to the talented youngsters by the Hollywood actor Jim Broadbent. Now how about this for coincidences……

Jim Broadbent just happens to be the voice of Ernest in a new film, Ethel and Ernest, a feature animation released just in time for the festive season! Some critics say it will rival The Snowman!

We think the filmmakers were inspired by the brilliant pupils from Burgh School!  Look out for Year 6 Jack’s article appearing on our website soon.


YJA Co-editor