Your Film Club, Your Way: SEN/ASN

Group of children watching films in a sports hall
Group of children watching films in a sports hall

Ages

All ages

Duration

Medium (5-11 activities)

Nation

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Your Film Club, Your Way: SEN/ ASN encourages you as teachers, educators or parents to run a school film club in whatever way works best for you and your school. You can run your club as a breakfast, lunch or after-school club. However, a film club does not always have to be an extra-curricular activity, and Your Film Club, Your Way resources support you to work with film and filmmaking as an innovative way to deliver the curriculum during lesson time. A Your Film Club, Your Way: Literacy resource is also available.

The resource covers five of the most popular or impactful films from our inclusion project, provides tips for the arrangement of your Into Film club, suggestions for film reviewing and activities to enhance and support screenings. Every young person is different and there are no set rules for best practice within any club. However, this resource highlights some of the discoveries we made from our inclusion project that we feel may be useful for you. Activities are differentiated throughout so you can choose sections that will work for you, and amend as required. The list begins with an easier film and moves on to more challenging choices throughout the resource. Each film has a different subject and style, so you may wish to watch a number of other similar films before moving on to the next in order to layer understanding of styles and subjects. For each film included in this resource, the following activities are provided:

• Discussion questions, which you can ask your group before and after watching the film. These questions are designed to encourage young people to understand and respond to what they have seen and think about how the characters feel.

• A post-screening activity that will be accessible for all, including sensory, rhythm and sound exploration, and an extension activity.

• Film literacy activities. Where relevant, worksheets are provided at the end of this resource for teachers to print and photocopy for young people to work on.

• A filmmaking activity.

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  • Literacy

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