Acclaimed actor Celyn Jones encourages Flintshire kids to get ‘Into Film’
Welsh film star Celyn Jones dropped into a Flintshire primary school to share his experiences of working in film. Pupils received the guest as part of a visit organised by film and education charity Into Film.
The Set Fire to the Stars actor, writer and producer is an ambassador for Into Film, which enables children and young people across the UK to learn through and about film, contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development.
The initiative is supported by the BFI through National Lottery funding, and is hoping to clinch a National Lottery Award nomination in the Best Education category when finalists are revealed later this year.
Celyn, a former teacher from Anglesey, visited Cornist Park Primary School in Flint where he joined children and teachers to take part in classroom activities using an Into Film resource, and discussed his career working in film.
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Celyn Jones said;
“I’ve had a brilliant time with the pupils at Cornish Park Primary School. It’s been wonderful to meet the children. I always enjoy coming into schools with Into Film, it is such a fantastic project which uses film to aid and assist young people’s learning, allowing children all over Wales, and the rest of the UK, to engage with a wide range of film experiences, regardless of background, ability or location.
It’s a wonderful opportunity for children and young people, and their teachers, especially those in more rural communities with limited access to the arts and culture to have a variety of cultures, stories, places, people to come to them in their classrooms.”
“Into Film’s support and training for teachers is fantastic, giving them the tools to make film a rich learning experience through the multiple resources available to them.
This includes the Digital Literacy Resource, launched today, which has been developed specifically for Wales, focusing on digital competencies which is a key component within the curriculum in Wales. I hope teachers and pupils across the UK continue to discover and use all the benefits available to them through Into Film.” Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com