Film Festival Fun

18th November 2016

This week the children had a great time at the Into Film festival, which is a national festival in celebration of film. We all walked to Lesbury village hall and settled in for our very own cinema screenings. Below is a message from the festival organisers.


"Thank you for coming to see James and the Giant Peach and Zafara at the INTO FILM Festival.

The Committee of Lesbury Village Hall was pleased to host this free show for local children. We hope everyone enjoyed the event. 

This is the first year we have participated in the Festival and we wanted to mark it in a small way by giving each child a pencil and a notebook from the village hall. We are pleased to say that the books and pencils were provided from a small grant from Northumberland Children's Trust.

 We run a monthly film club and... our December film will be the family film 'BFG'. Tickets are sold at the Village Post Office and we ask for a donation of £4 for adults and £2 for accompanied children. Families in and around the area are most welcome to join us. We have not, at this stage, organised specific films for children in term times or holidays, but would be interested in doing so if it is something you would want to support."

Into Film Festival
Last week, both Dunstanburgh and Ford Castle class were very excited to attend the Into Film Festival, which is the world's largest free film and education event for young people. With fluffy hats and warm coats on, we made the short walk to Lesbury Village Hall which was hosting our very own cinema screening.

The movie we watched was called Zarafa, which was about a boy who escapes from slave traders, befriends a giraffe, crosses the desert, meets a pirate, and a few other things on a trip that takes him from Africa to Paris! The movie was full of joy, laughter and a few tears (ask Miss Haswell) and we would recommend you to watch it if you have the chance...just remember to have your tissues ready!

 We would like to thank the festival organisers and the Committee of Lesbury Village Hall for running and hosting the event, and also a BIG thank you to the lovely parent helpers for their time and efforts in accompanying us