Schools reel in awards after showing moving making magic

Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent

Two local schools are celebrating after picking up awards at a prestigious film ceremony.

Pupils from St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School in Woodhall Spa and Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar in Horncastle struck it lucky at the LAFTA Film Awards at the Engine Shed in Lincoln on Monday night.

The awards are designed to recongnise the work of the county’s top young film makers.

And there was special praise for St Andrew’s from acclaimed Lincolnshire actor Jim Broadbent who is Patron of the LAFTAs.

Mr Broadbent, who has appeared in Harry Potter and Hott Fuzz, singled out St Andrew’s for their “outstanding efforts.”

The Woodhall Spa School picked up two major awards - best non-fiction film for Years 3 and 4 and best fiction film for Years 5 and 6.

The school has been heavily involved in several local projects, including Wartime Woodhall.

Pupils filmed and recorded the Second World War memories of several local residents.

The resulting videos will be show at a forthcoming exhibtion at the Petwood Hotel.

QEGS, meanwhile, took the gong for the best production for ‘The Uninvited’

It’s the latest in a long line of accolades for the Horncastle school.

All the award winners received special trophies, designed and manufactured by pupils at Birchwood Junior School who worked closely with internationally renowned sculptor Roger Lee.

It was the eighth year the awards - bavcked by Lincolnshire County Council - have been held and they are organised in partnership with Warner Briothers UK. Disney and the British Film Industry.