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Claire Docherty, an Into Film Education Ambassador and teacher at St Louise Primary in East Kilbride, reveals why Into Film+ is more than just another resource.
"I got involved with Into Film about 12 years ago when it was a DVD service. I knew that if I could show my children films from different places, it would increase their world view and knowledge of other cultures. I was getting films about New Zealand, Africa, France it was absolutely fantastic and just what I needed.
Today, using Into Film+ is like Christmas for teachers! For starters, it's so slick - you're not spending time trying to log into a platform, and you can favourite films in advance. When you've got a class of 30 kids, you worry about losing their attention; you want something that works first time.
Using Into Film+ is like Christmas for teachers!Claire Docherty, Into Film Education Ambassador and teacher at St Louise Primary, East Kilbride
You can also tell that Into Film+ has been created by teachers for teachers. Every film comes with a little PowerPoint to activate the children's prior knowledge and get them in the right mood for the film. Some also come with extras, like interviews with the actors, and the kids are like ‘Wow, that's amazing!'.
It's so easy to find what you're looking for. If I want something on the environment, for example, there are curated lists of films, short films or clips I can use. I'm not doing the mental work of searching for suitable films. And they're filtered by age or topic, so I don't have to worry that there's going to be something unsuitable in it.
You can tell it's been created by teachers, for teachers.Claire Docherty, Into Film Education Ambassador and teacher at St Louise Primary, East Kilbride
Into Film+ will also tell you all about the people involved in the film, like the producers, camera operators or sound engineers. That set me off on a whole thing of using film for careers when you can say ‘Look at all these people who made this film; this could be your job', I think that's really powerful for children.
Everything's there for you the questions are matched to the curriculum, it's free*, it's reliable and it's legal! From a teacher's point of view, what more could you ask for?"
* Screenings for an entertainment or extra-curricular purpose require a PVS (Public Video Screening) Licence from Filmbankmedia. State-funded schools in England are covered by the PVS Licence.
Into Film and the Into Film+ streaming service is supported by the UK film industry through Cinema First and the BFI through National Lottery Funding, thanks to National Lottery players. Since the very first National Lottery draw in 1994, public support - raised directly through National Lottery ticket sales - has funded more than 670,000 projects, raising more than £46 billion for good causes.
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