Pupils at Leverington Primary Academy were in the frame for awards at their very own ‘Oscars’ ceremony

PUBLISHED: 12:12 23 June 2016 | UPDATED: 12:12 23 June 2016

Leverington Primary Academy Yr 5 and 6 at the Oscars

Leverington Primary Academy Yr 5 and 6 at the Oscars


Young film makers had a chance to see their work on the big screen before enjoying their very own ‘Oscars’ ceremony at the Luxe Cinema in Wisbech.

Children from Years 5 and 6 from the Leverington Primary Academy attended the official screening of their animated films and were treated to the red carpet treatment at the cinema in Alexandra Road. They also dressed for the special occasion.

During the year, children worked in groups to design and produce their animations in art lessons with Mrs Rachel Simmonds, art teacher, and computing skills with lessons from Mr Gareth Sandy, who teaches in school every week from’ Improve IT’.

This work formed part of the children’s arts award with Trinity House, London, which supports the Gold Standard achieved in the Arts Mark at Leverington Primary.

To make the event even more special, Nathan Smith, duty manager at The Luxe, had produced some different examples of animations to show the children alongside their own creations.

Leverington Primary Academy Yr 5 and 6 at the OscarsLeverington Primary Academy Yr 5 and 6 at the Oscars

Afterwards there was a presentation ceremony with ‘Oscars’ being handed out, just like the real thing, for categories such as best animation, design, characterisation and more. Wisbech’s deputy mayor Councillor Steve Tierney made the presentations.

Headteacher Mrs Rosie Simmonds and Deputy Mrs Elaine Aldrich also watched the showing.

Mrs Rosie Simmonds said: “It was an absolutely fantastic morning. Watching the films gave me ‘goose bumps’, the standard of work was amazingly high.

“The Year 5 children made films based on colour, texture and line and linked them together. Year 6 created films telling stories like Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood. They created their sets, characters and speech and there was music too.

Leverington Primary Academy Yr 5 and 6 at the OscarsLeverington Primary Academy Yr 5 and 6 at the Oscars

“The results were out of this world. I can’t tell you how proud I am of their achievements. Rachel, Gareth and Nathan had worked so hard to make it a special occasion for the children.

“Afterwards we had the ‘Oscars’ and it was really special watching the children as they waited to see if they had won - it is something we will all be talking about for a long time.

“This is the first time we have done anything like this, but we will definitely be doing it again. It was really magical.”

The Luxe is planning to screen the children’s films before showings of the new BFG film when it comes out in July in time for the summer holidays.

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