News and Views
Check out the latest news and views on the world of film, education and more.
To apply to become an Into Film Education Ambassador please complete this short application form https://www.tfaforms.com/4977851
Mae croeso i chi wneud cais yn Gymraeg: https://www.tfaforms.com/4984273
The Into Film Education Ambassadors are a group of distinguished educators from across the UK that provide advice, insights, and feedback that help shape the Into Film programme.
This core group of film loving education experts meet at least three times a year in their respective regional groups to share opinions, best practice and engage in professional development opportunities. They are also advocates in promoting the value of film education and the Into Film offer amongst their peers and wider communities.
Being an Into Film Ambassador has helped me provide a safe, welcoming environment for many young people and effectively promote the use of film to boost literacy at all levels in Secondary school.Rory, Kirkwall High School, Orkney
Below are a selection of News and Views articles and case studies which demonstrate the value of our Education Ambassadors, and give a sense of the sort of things they get up to, from discussing Black History Month, and giving advice on running virtual Into Film Clubs during the COVID-19 era, to winning prestigious Into Film Awards and facilitating professional film industry insiders to visit their schools.
Discover how teachers have brought Black history to life as well as their ideas for exploring the subject in the future.
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Check out how three exceptional teachers have used virtual, socially distanced and classroom based Into Film Clubs to support their students.
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Congratulations to Rhys Roberts, Into Film Club Leader at Llanharan Primary School, Wales, who has been crowned our Teacher of the Year for 2019.
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Nick discusses unlocking the key to the creative industries, the joy of collaborating with likeminded people/organisations and inspiring his students to go to film school
Kerry discusses how she first became an ambassador, being inspired by her fellow practitioners and the professional development opportunities that Into Film have given.
Michele delves into the impact that creating an Into Film Club and bringing film into the classroom has had on herself, her fellow teachers and her students.
Andrew discusses how he raised his students' aspirations, why filmmaking can provide a sense of responsibility and teamwork, and the joy of screening his favourite films.
Sharon discusses using film as a key cross-curricular tool rather than just an add-on as well as her experience of the Into Film Awards, Into Film+ and our resources.
Fiona explores her favourite resources, films on Into Film+ and memories from her Into Film Club.
David discusses how film allows his students to see the world from a fresh perspective, his love of the Into Film Festival and attending the 'Mindfulness Through Film' Course.
Sarah discusses using film with her ALN students, running training sessions for other teachers and sharing Into Film's programme with the wider community.
In the last year we've been truly inspired by the ways that our Education Ambassadors have risen to extremely difficult circumstances and still found ways to creatively engage with film and learning. Look no further than longstanding Ambassador Simon Pile.
This year sapped our energy and tested our wellbeing but when lockdown came we wanted to continue our work and engage the whole community. We launched Film Club Friday using free-to-air films, Google Forms for reviews and we joined film club members together virtually to continue our podcast. Film has made us laugh, come together and raised our morale.Simon, Anson Primary School, London
Our Education Ambassadors are spread across the country, with some based in rural locations. Kevin Beattie from Belleek Primary School in Northern Ireland and Jen Skinner from the Isle of Tiree in Scotland have much to share on the benefits of a running rural film club.
Our Into Film Club of the Month is Belleek Primary, Northern Ireland. Leader Kevin explains how his film club offers valuable shared experiences with friends.
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The support, and input of our Education Ambassadors is invaluable to our work. We believe that when an effective and engaging educational tool such as film works, the best people to share and shout about that success are those that see those impacts first-hand. Our Education Ambassadors offer a credible and trusted representative voice to all that we do. We are grateful to these film leaders and their schools for their ongoing passion and commitment.
I am part of a passionate national network of fellow IF ambassadors who each have many varied and unique perspectives of how film can aid young people in understanding the world around them. I immensely enjoy the relationships and interactions that being part of this group allowsDaniel, Lyndon School, Solihull
Into Film are looking for new Education Ambassadors to join its thriving and vibrant advocacy scheme. With each new Ambassador comes an opportunity for us to bring in a different perspective and we are always eager to further diversify our group to make sure our Into Film programme caters to ALL young people across the UK. We are specifically encouraging candidates from ethnic minority groups, those who live with a disability and applicants from the LGBTQ+ community to apply.
If you'd like more information, have any questions, or are interested in becoming an Education Ambassador for Into Film, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with EDUCATION AMBASSADOR in the subject line.