Into Film are a UK-wide film education charity for young people aged 5-19. We support teachers and educators to achieve a wide range of effective learning outcomes in their use of film. Our programme includes a network of extra-curricular film clubs, resources for use in clubs and in the classroom, training opportunities, the cinema-based Into Film Festival and our annual Into Film Awards. It has been designed to meet the needs of all four nations in the UK. To find out more about us, visit our main site at www.intofilm.org.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation are one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK, and funded the project for two years through its Teacher Development Fund. Their mission is to "help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives." To find out more about the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, visit their site at www.phf.org.uk.
Based in Northern Ireland, the Nerve Centre are a leading creative media arts centre and were the delivery partners for the project. Creative Media Trainers from the Nerve Centre delivered training and in-school support to teachers involved in the project's two year duration. To find out more about the Nerve Centre, visit their site at www.nervecentre.org.
The project worked with eight primary schools across Northern Ireland over two years. The schools involved were:
Many thanks to all the schools who took part in Full STEAM Ahead.
Unfortunately, the project has now ended (it ran from 2016-2018, with a small sample of schools in Northern Ireland). However, this site was created to ensure the project's legacy, and to host resources, youth made films, case studies and much more to help you get started using film for literacy and curricular filmmaking in your classroom.
Explore the site to see everything on offer, and if you have any further questions, please get in contact with Into Film at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, any teacher/educator can use this site. The content from the project has been made available to inspire and support teachers and educators to use curricular filmmaking and film for literacy with their pupils/young people. Resources have been designed to be used at any level to engage young people and support learning. As a teacher/educator, you can use our PowerPoint resources for your own professional development, and their supporting materials to get started using film with your pupils/young people.
After you've read about the project in our case studies and articles, we recommend that you begin with the Raising Literacy Through Film - Level One resource. Here you will learn about one of our key frameworks - the 3Cs and 3Ss - and find suggested activities and accompanying worksheets to help get you started.
To access our PowerPoints and supporting materials head to the Resources page. Here you will find all the resources used in the project, which you can download and make use of for free.
No, you don't have to use all of them. The resources in the project are all here for you to select as many or as few as you require, depending on what level of engagement you want to have with them.