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Did YJA school inspire new film release?

Did YJA school inspire new film release?

  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 […]

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LAFTA Awards 2015

LAFTA Awards 2015

The LAFTAs film awards showcase and celebrate the work of Lincolnshire pupils who have been involved in the art of film making in school.

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The 74th Anniversary of the Blitz

The 74th Anniversary of the Blitz

Earlier this month, the United Kingdom celebrated the anniversary of the start of the Blitz. I know what some of you are thinking. What is the Blitz?  Well, 74 years ago in what was known as World War 2, Nazi Germany started dropping bombs on London. The leader of Germany, Adolf Hitler, wanted to terrorise England into defeat. […]

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School goes for hat-trick of film awards

School goes for hat-trick of film awards

              Pupils and staff from Burgh-le-Marsh Primary School are hoping that their latest project will bring them a hat-trick of awards for their film-making. Filming of ‘The Gunby Sisters’ took place at Gunby Hall recently and the edited film has now been submitted for the LAFTAs Film Awards. Their […]

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LAFTAs are Go at Walton

LAFTAs are Go at Walton

This week was action packed at Walton Girls’ Academy as I ran three days of LAFTA Film Workshops at the school. Over 100 students came and learnt the art of film making over the three days and I must say some of the film ideas and talent on show was really encouraging. I had the […]

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The LAFTA Awards are Go!

The LAFTA Awards are Go!

The deadline for entries this year is July 10th so plenty of time to create your masterpiece

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Paddington Bear is back

Paddington Bear is back

Blue duffle coat and marmalade to hand the loveable bear is back.

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Double Celebrations for Burgh School Film-makers

Double Celebrations for Burgh School Film-makers

Former Year 6 pupils of Burgh School will be looking forward to a glitzy evening at Lincoln University next month, following the news that both of their film entries have made the LAFTAs. The film-making competition’s website proudly states that the LAFTAs is ‘The country’s premier event showcasing and celebrating the films and animations made by […]

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LAFTAs: Connecting with Grandad

LAFTAs: Connecting with Grandad

        A young girl is selected for a history trip to a World War 2 visitor centre. Will the visit provide the opportunity to connect with a relative who never returned from a bombing raid? Watch this YouTube film, made by Year 7 and 9 pupils from Alford’s Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, to […]

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Full Steam Ahead for Burgh!

Full Steam Ahead for Burgh!

Yesterday, I had a fabulous day at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway where Burgh School Year 6s completed the filming of their LAFTA’s entry Mrs  Sykes. The acting by the whole class  and three teachers was quite superb but a special mention for Millie, who has been the senior director, and cameraman Lizzie. They have  both really embraced the whole […]

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