Lights, Camera, Action!

8th November 2019
Earlier this year, Hipsburn Primary School applied to be involved in an exciting film making project and we were delighted to be asked to take part. A camera crew visited one of our classes on a beach school day and filmed clips of our pupils for a video titled 'Our Creative Landscape'. The video, which was commissioned by Northumberland County Council, highlights "...the significant and diverse projects the cultural sector delivers across the county for and by our children and young people." You can access the film via this link:
We were also recently mentioned in an article the Chronicle website. It reads:
"Any subject can be taught and reinforced on the beach' - that's the view of Bridie Melkerts which is the basis of her organisation, Mudlarks Outdoors.

The initiative provides outdoor education sessions for primary-age children on beaches on the north Northumberland coast.

The sessions on offer are incredibly varied and don't by any means have to be based directly on the beach - Bridie mentioned the Vikings, pirates, den-building, Grace Darling, Anglo Saxons, tides and the moon, dinosaurs, geology, the Second World War, rainforests, the Olympics and rock-pooling.

On the latter, she said: "It's always pure joy to see how enthusiastic they are about discovering the creatures in rock pools."

A special session for Year 5 pupils on plastic pollution involved 300 children from 12 schools in the Alnwick Partnership.

With the support of Mudlarks, two schools in north Northumberland have now become fully-fledged beach schools - Embleton and Hipsburn, with both committed to regular beach lessons for all of their pupils."

The full article can be accessed via this link: