Young film makers gathered at Kingsgate Conference Centre on Tuesday 28th June for their moment in the spotlight at the 11th Annual Peterborough Children’s Film Awards.
More than 50 entries were submitted from 14 schools where films were based on one of three themes; musical theatre, bullying awareness or ‘what you are learning in the classroom’.
The films are judged in the age group categories of early years, year 1&2, year 3&4, year 5&6. Other awards on the evening included best soundtrack and the Warwick Davis award (which is the best overall winner).
For the first time this year, the Peterborough Safeguarding Children Board sponsored a brand new category, the Bullying Awareness award. This category gave both pupils and teachers the opportunity to create and star in a movie about the effects of bullying and/or online bullying and what action can be taken to cope with this.
The Board were overwhelmed with the number of entries received in this first year, totally a number of 12 films.
A huge congratulations to the stars of the winning entry from the Peterborough School whose film ‘Stand Up, Step in – Reach out’ took first prize on the night.
The second place went to The Fulbridge Academy ‘Where is the love’ and third place went to Ravensthorpe Primary with ‘Don’t let cyber bullying weigh you down’.
Other entries in the PSCB Bullying Awareness category were;
- Caverstede Early Years Centre – Content and contact
- Dogsthorpe Academy – Life of Pie
- Nene Valley Primary School – Rewind
- Fulbridge Academy – I am
- Old Fletton Primary School – Don’t tolerate the hate
- Southfields Primary – Victorian Bullies
- Caverstede Early Years Centre – Safer Internet Day
- Fulbridge Academy – Pirates anti-bullying message
- Southfields Primary – Anti-bullying Man
Unfortunately due to the number of entries it was not possible to have all entrants onto the stage on the night of the awards ceremony however, representatives from the Board will visit every school to hand out awards and prizes to each entrant.
Some comments from the judges from the Bullying Awareness category are:
‘I was really moved by them, what a great opportunity for them all & great messages in all videos’.
‘Lots of originality and some very effective films which should make everyone think. All children should be congratulated, I enjoyed them all.
‘Some really good videos and a tough one to call in terms of first and second place from my perspective so I watched them all with my children. They also helped me score them!
All films can be found at the following page. These will also be used in future PSCB training programmes.