Budding Spielbergs made their own contributions to the silver screen at a series of filmmaking workshops.
Under the guidance of Kate Pardon, who ran the events in conjunction with Smiths Row, youngsters at Howard Primary tried a variety of animation techniques using artists’ inks, nail varnishes, lettraset, sandpaper and glitter glue to manipulate the surface of film strips.
They then cut up home movies mixed with Hollywood movies on Super 8 formats to create new ones. Meanwhile, pupils at St Louis Catholic Middle created storyboards for short films before shooting them in small groups and processing them by hand in coffee and tea, washing soda and vitamin C. A workshop at the Hyndman Centre also saw nine to 13-year-olds shoot and hand process their own Super 8 film.
n Parents and the community in Lawshall got to see All Saint’s Primary in action during an open morning.
House captains in Year 4 led tours for them to observe lessons and see pupils take part in activities in the school’s fruit, vegetable and wildlife gardens. Visitors received details from organisations providing services for families in the area including Lawshall Pre-School, Lawshall Todddlers, No.72 and The Green Light Trust.
n Religious organisation Gideons International held an assembly at Norwich Road Primary, in Thetford, and presented Year 6 children with a copy of the New Testament.
n Pupils at Ixworth Primary enjoyed a range of sports taster sessions ranging from rugby, squash, bowls and orienteering as part of National School Sport Week.
n West Suffolk College art student Rachael Nixon raised £240 for charity Campaign against Living Miserably (CALM) with her final major project. She created 100 packs containing a screen print, a CALM magazine, badge, plectrum and origami kit to sell at the end of year Art and Design show. CALM aims to bring down the suicide rate among young men.
n 120 pupils from Sebert Wood Primary got into the Wimbledon spirit at a tennis roadshow at Culford School.