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Akeelah is a charming but insecure 11-year-old girl from gang-ridden South Central Los Angeles who discovers, by chance, that she has an unlikely talent for spelling. By competing on the spelling bee competition circuit and enlisting the help of a wise mentor, Akeelah might just get the chance to make the National finals and make something of herself against all the odds, in this inspiring and uplifting movie.
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A film guide that looks at Akeelah and the Bee (2006), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
This resource focuses on the transition between primary and secondary school for students.
Activities to support debate, discussion and reflection alongside a screening from the Black Star strand.
A film guide that looks at Mad Hot Ballroom (2005), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Surprisingly exciting, funny and touching documentary following children of all ages as they compete in the USA's national spelling...
First feature outing for lovable loser Charlie Brown and his 'Peanuts' friends.
Age groupAll ages
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Paul Scowcroft, our final Leader of the Month for 2016, offers his tips for new clubs and discusses his varied strategies when it comes to review writing.
Reading time 7 mins
Watching and discussing film helps develop emotional understanding, while participating in filmmaking can provide a powerful means of self expression.
A film list that explores socioeconomic diversity on the big screen.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films32
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