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BAFTAs ceremony held at High View Primary 17.06.10

Budding young film directors, TV producers and animators were awarded with "BAFTAs" in a ceremony at High View Primary School.

Jay Goodbourne and Lakshaajeni

All 420 school pupils from age four – 11 took part in the book and media activity week to produce their own advert, TV interview, animation or radio broadcast.

Using novels as inspiration, the students used digital video cameras and specialist computer software to produce their own film or recording.

After viewing their finished pieces on Friday the children voted for their favourites and the winners were announced in the award ceremony. The BAFTA-style statues were made by year six pupils.

Jay Goodbourne, 7, and Lakshaajeni Thavapalan, 9, won the factual category with their films. Jay put together an interview with the aliens from 'Man on the Moon' by Simon Bartram while Lakshaajeni made a news report about 'The Lost Thing' by Shaun Tan.

On receiving his award, Jay said: "We had so much fun making all the props and doing the filming – I loved it!"

Headteacher Elizabeth Brailsford said: "The children have really enjoyed taking part in the activities this week and produced some excellent work.

"We wanted them to get the chance to be more creative while also learning new skills, getting to know different technology and gaining a better understanding of the media."

Cllr Kirsty Jerome, Executive Member for Education and Schools on Sutton Council, said: "Congratulations to the winners of the High View BAFTAs. Thanks should also go to the teachers for organising such an exciting and interesting project week."

Last updated: Thursday, 08 July 2010

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