Bid to an­i­mate ed­u­ca­tion

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviews -

A WIDNES ed­u­ca­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion has re­ceived sub­stan­tial fund­ing to of­fer free film-based ac­tiv­i­ties to young peo­ple and schools.

MakoE­d­u­ca­tion will use the money from lot­tery-funded char­ity Into Film to train teach­ers, teach­ing as­sis­tants, youth groups, and library staff who work with young peo­ple aged be­tween five and 19.

The train­ing is de­signed to pro­mote new ideas on how film can be used within learn­ing en­vi­ron­ments.

There are more than 10 cour­ses avail­able and all the train­ing mod­ules use film to em­brace new learn­ing tech­niques.

MakoE­d­u­ca­tion co-owner Sean O’Hare said: “It’s great that we’ve been given this op­por­tu­nity by Into Film to de­liver their amaz­ing train­ing.

“We work within the com­mu­nity a lot, run­ning work­shops and ac­tiv­i­ties with young peo­ple, but now we can work di­rectly with adults as well, pro­vid­ing them with some spe­cialised film based teach­ing skills that they can pass on to the young peo­ple they work with.” ●

Into Film sets up ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar film clubs and has a range of re­sources for use in clubs and in the class­room.

As well as or­gan­is­ing film fes­ti­vals and an­nual awards cer­e­monies, Into Film of­fers train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

A free stop-mo­tion an­i­ma­tion ses­sion will be held at CRMZ in Widnes on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 25.

To book on the ses­sion or to find out more in­for­ma­tion about the train­ing and MakoE­d­u­ca­tion, visit www.makoe­d­u­ca­tion.

Into Film has pro­vided fund­ing to pro­mote film-based teach­ing in Widnes

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