I’ve tried to choose movies that students wouldn’t have seen before, and have let myself be guided by the “Filmclub recommends” section on the website. It is also possible to search for films by theme (e.g. bullying), by age range or by other criteria.Students have been very positive about our film club and I get asked questions about upcoming films several times a week. There are films suitable for all ages (even some with a 15 certificate) and I would imagine students from primary, secondary and special education being equally enthused by this scheme.What next?As well as showing movies to students, we have a few ideas of what else we can do with our film club.
- Joint parent/student screenings – to get parents into school and talking to staff
- Induction of new students – getting year 6 students in from our feeder school for a shared screening, helping familiarise them with some of students and premises.
- Oscars event – complete with red carpet and paparazzi outside, as part of an awards or celebration event.
- Linking films to special events at school – e.g. book day, poetry day, anti-bullying week
Do you run a film club at your school? Do you have any ideas of how we can expand film club to a wider audience or involve parents?