Into Film awarded 4 years of funding from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

19 Mar 2019

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We are very excited to announce that Paul Hamlyn Foundation have awarded Into Film four years of funding for our Film for Learning project. 

The initiative is a four year teacher and senior leadership professional development project, which aims to improve young peoples' engagement, participation and attainment in literacy by supporting teachers and senior leaders to use film as a tool for teaching and learning.

"Paul Hamlyn Foundation is pleased to support Into Film to develop Film for Learning through our Education and Learning through the Arts theme,said Senior Grants Manager for the foundation, Catherine Sutton. "Having already developed expertise in teacher development, Into Film's high-quality approach to using film as a tool for teaching and learning has a powerful impact on students' literacy and development, in particular for young people experiencing disadvantage. Film for Learning will offer schools and teachers a valuable opportunity to develop the skills, experience, confidence and networks to sustainably embed film-based learning in the curriculum and in teachers' practice."

The project builds on the success of Into Film's previous Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded project, Full STEAM Ahead, a 2-year teacher development project that worked with ten schools in Northern Ireland.

Launching in May 2019, Film for Learning will work with thirty schools across Belfast, Bristol and Bradford. As fellow UNESCO cities of film, Bristol and Bradford have identified Film for Learning as a key ambition in the coming years. 

We're really looking forward to developing our programme further with Paul Hamlyn Foundation over the next four years and to continue to have a positive impact on cross-curricular learning and literacy attainment with film.

Paul Reeve, Into Film CEO

Ten schools from each city will participate in Film for Learning, with one senior leader and two teachers from each school engaging with a bespoke programme of training. Teachers will receive training from Into Film's core CPD sessions Teaching Literacy Through Film, and Curricular Filmmaking, and will be supported to positively impact pupil learning by developing capabilities to use film across the curriculum. Training will also support teachers' professional development to become film leaders within their school, giving them the knowledge and confidence to share their learning with fellow teachers.

Into Film's core offer will be at the heart of the Film for Learning programme for schools, including Into Film clubs, access to films, Into Film Festival screenings, resources and more. Teachers will be supported to use film clubs alongside the curriculum, run literacy film clubs, and to see the value of film in education.

Film for Learning will be collaboratively supported across the three cities by Into Film partners, Nerve Centre in Belfast, Curriculum Innovation in Bradford, boomsatsuma in Bristol, Bradford City of Film and Bristol City of Film. The project will share the expertise of our partners across the three cities and initiate a creative network between schools and the partner organisations, who specialise in supporting educators to use film in the curriculum. 

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