Bid to animate education
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. co.uk
Into Film has provided funding to promote film-based teaching in Widnes