Into Film resources for STUDIOCANAL Films

Explore Paddington 2, Girlhood and other STUDIOCANAL films at home with these curriculum-linked resources to use with young people.

Paddington 2
Paddington 2

As the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation continues across the UK, we recognise that many schools will be closed, and many parents will be looking for ways to keep their children meaningfully occupied outside of school time.

Since it's our vision that film is at the heart of every child and young person's educational, cultural and personal development, we've put together a collection of our resources that explore some of STUDIOCANAL's recent films, including family favourite Paddington 2 and acclaimed French drama Girlhood. The resources below provide curriculum-linked ways to explore these titles, as well as fun extension activities to keep young people engaged and entertained.

In particular, our Pop-Up Paddington resource - created in partnership with STUDIOCANAL - encourages pupils to develop communication, active citizenship, problem solving and creative skills. The resource culminates in the creation and evaluation of a pop-up book featuring Paddington carrying out ‘odd jobs' around the community - a perfect activity to do at home!

Paddington 2

Recommended for ages: 7 - 11

Available to stream on Amazon Prime Video

A film guide that looks at Paddington 2 (2017), in which the gentle bear gets a series of jobs in the local community to buy his Aunt Lucy a birthday present, only for the gift to be stolen.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including citizenship, English and PSHE in addition to highlighting themes surrounding European countries, crime and punishment, law and order, family, friendships, British cinema, growing up, community, authors and characters, and storytelling.

Paddington 2 Film Guide
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Paddington 2 Film Guide

A short PowerPoint of activities focusing on Paddington 2.

Size: 1.7mb

Pop-Up Paddington

Please note: the competition referenced in this resource has now ended.

Pop-up Paddington PowerPoint presentation
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Pop-up Paddington PowerPoint presentation

PowerPoint presentation for both lessons in Pop-up Paddington resource

Size: 66mb

Pop-up Paddington Teachers' Notes and Activity Sheets
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Pop-up Paddington Teachers' Notes and Activity Sheets

Teachers' notes and activity sheets for the Pop-up Paddington resource

Size: 6.2mb

Kiki's Delivery Service

Recommended for ages: 5 - 11

Available to stream on Netflix

A film guide that looks at Kiki's Delivery Serivce (1989), a Japanese animation about a 13-year-old witch-in-training, who as part of her calling has to spend a year living away from her mother in a new town.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including art and design, film studies, PSHE education and spirituality in addition to highlighting themes surrounding magic, growing up, travel and exploration, friendships, directors, Asian countries, animals, family, child safety and community.

Kiki's Delivery Service: Film Guide
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Kiki's Delivery Service: Film Guide

A short PDF of activities focusing on Kiki's Delivery Service.

Size: 737kb

Girlhood

Recommended for ages: 14+

Available to rent on BFI Player for £3.50

A film guide that looks at Girlhood (2014), Céline Sciamma's energetic and honest coming-of-age drama about a teenager's new friendship with a group of girls in the suburbs of Paris.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including PSHE education and French in addition to highlighting themes surrounding school, growing up, friendships, family, foreign language films and European countries.

Girlhood: Film Guide
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Girlhood: Film Guide

A short PDF of activities focusing on Girlhood.

Size: 337kb

Room

Recommended for ages: 14+

Available to stream on Amazon Prime Video

A film guide that looks at Room (2015), a harrowing but hugely moving story about a young boy and his mother attempting to escape the enclosed surroundings the boy has known his entire life.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including literacy, psychology, PSHE education and citizenship in addition to highlighting themes surrounding family, books, health and wellbeing, life and death, and gender.

Room: Film Guide
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Room: Film Guide

A short PDF of activities focusing on Room.

Size: 795kb

More Resources to Use at Home

Looking for more resources? We've pulled together a collection of 50 of our film guides - catering to young people of all ages can work through on their own, with minimal supervision required. We've also made a selection of our member-facing activities freely available, and curated a list of the best family films currently available to stream on various platforms. We're also encouraging young people to flex their literacy skills and write reviews of the films they watch while at home, with our Review 100 competition running across our social channels.

Find out more below!

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Fifty Film Guides to Use at Home

Curriculum-linked film guides that young people aged 5-16+ can use at home.

Young People Filmmaking (EIFF Media Days)

Activities for Young People to Do at Home

We've made our Member-facing resources freely available to all.

The Cat Returns

Best Family Films to Stream at Home

Some of our favourite family films that are readily available to stream at home.

Review 100

Review 100 - A Social Media Review Writing Competition

Boost literacy by asking young people to review a film in 100 words or less.