STUDENTS at a special school have benefited from involvement in a film project.
Park Lane School set up a film club with help from education charity Into Film.
The aim was use film to engage different groups of young people with severe learning difficulties, ADHD, and those on the autistic spectrum.
Film club leaders were encouraged to watch a selection of recommended, classic and popular films such as Marx Brothers classic Duck Soup and French animation A Cat in Paris, as well as Wall-E, Peter and the Wolf and Mr Bean.
Youngsters were then encouraged to respond to the films by writing reviews and expressing opinions using other forms of communications.
Teacher Emma Shaw said pupils have benefited significantly as a result of their involvement.
She said: “think our film club has had a very positive impact upon pupils’ behaviour. It has raised standards in English, especially speaking and listening, and most importantly it has helped to engage pupils in a social club, which for our pupils they may never experience, and feel a sense of belonging.”
Park Lane was one of 139 schools in the UK to take part in the year long Into Film Inclusion Project.