Media students win a national film competition

Media students at Calder High School were congratulated for not only winning the most technically impressive film category but also being selected as the overall winner of The Bank of England’s National Schools Film Competition for their film ‘A Day in the Life of a Fiver’. The film takes us on a journey which shows how the new five pound note gets passed between different groups of people and even shows it surviving a kayaking adventure in the local River Calder.

The project, which was devised as part of a lunchtime enrichment class, was written and produced by Year 9 students. Mr Middleton, Head of Media, was delighted with the result “Our students came up with an imaginative storyline but the film itself benefitted from some ‘happy accidents’ – for example, when the Go-Pro camera was dropped under water. That is the kind of thing you can’t really plan for.”

Students will receive a trophy together with a cheque for £1200 for their school to spend on filmmaking equipment of their choice plus a £50 Amazon voucher for each team member.

The winning film is showcased on the Bank of England’s website or can be seen on Twitter using #BankCameraAction.