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When a student teacher comes to school, 12 year-old Dylan discovers he has an unusual hidden talent for making great paper planes. Despite difficulties at home, with the support of his eccentric granddad and funny friends, Dylan eventually makes it to the junior championships. Competing with the world’s best he learns to make new friends, build better planes and starts to figure out how to get along with his dad now that his mum has gone. This is an uplifting family drama with an imaginative premise and some hilarious moments.
A film guide that looks at Akeelah and the Bee (2006), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
A film guide that looks at Paper Planes (2014), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
The Commonwealth Through Film: Primary
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All ages 102 mins
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7–14 years 108 mins
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March's leader of the month Andrew Trill from Morecambe library discusses the wider benefits of running his club.
Reading time 4 mins
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Suitable forAll ages
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