Upminster youngsters win film competition

Youngsters at a school are celebrating after winning a film competition.

Pupils at Engayne Primary School in Severn Drive, Upminster have won the Key stage two Category of the Havering Film and Animation competition.

Headteacher, Suzanne Ship said: “We are delighted to have won this category. The children demonstrated their skills in film making brilliantly. We could well have a budding `Steven Spielberg’ in the making amongst us!”

The competition was run by Havering Council and pupils had to demonstrate their skills in film capturing and editing.

The winning entry scored highly under areas of the judging criteria for content, engagement, and originality.

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The judging panel quoted: “This was a very well scripted and rehearsed film with clever use of special effects for movement between scenes. Each scene although simple was delivered effectively with different use of subject matter to make it very informative, interesting and enjoyable. The messages came across in a timely manner with a good use of film techniques. The frame shots, camera angle and movement were all considered well. Lighting was well used and employed effectively.”

An awards evening took place on Thursday March 24, where the school was presneted with �400 to spend on new technology.

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