Into Film Announces Free Home Educational Activities
Educational support designed by education professionals for use in schools is now available free online for families to assist with home learning during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Leading education charity Into Film, has a pack of useful teaching tools and activities to help children of all ages with literacy, creative writing, critical thinking, filmmaking and other skills to continue to learn while the schools are closed.
Into Film is a UK-wide organisation, engaging with over half of UK schools, which aims to put film at the heart of children and young people's education, helping to support their academic, cultural, and social development.
The activities include writing film reviews, exploring film genres, curating cinema programmes and making your own movies. Into Film’s review writing guides can help young people apply their film knowledge, critical thinking and literacy skills to any film, providing a valuable and entertaining means of honing their English and writing skills. Young people can also submit their review to the Into Film website for entry in the Review of the Week competition, with great prizes to be won including film prizes and family cinema vouchers to help support cinemas when they re-open.
Online activities also encourage and support young people to make films that can be done on a mobile phone or tablet. And its ongoing Film of the Month competition offers the perfect way for young people to keep busy with a practical project that can be completed within the home, enhancing various skills including organisation, planning, IT and creative thinking.
Into Film CEO, Paul Reeve, said: “This will be a very challenging time for all those concerned with children and young people’s education, whether teachers, parents and carers, or young people themselves. Our work is to unlock the power of film in order to contribute to enjoyable and engaging learning, so we want to make our resources and support freely available to everyone. They will aid teachers and parents by providing a variety of activities and creative tasks that can be undertaken at home and independently. Among other things, this will give our children and young people the ability to learn in an effective way through watching great films, or getting involved in making their own.”
Into Film’s aim is to support as many teachers and parents as possible in the coming weeks, by keeping children intellectually stimulated and entertained www.intofilm.org
To access or download Into Film’s free resources go to: www.intofilm.org/news-and-views