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Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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.

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