Students unite to showcase their creative talents

Ballyclare High School Principal David Knox and teacher Laureen Todd with young film-maker Katie Andrew whose work 'Le Malade Imaginaire' was shown at the Moving Image exhibition. INNT 23-454-RM
Ballyclare High School Principal David Knox and teacher Laureen Todd with young film-maker Katie Andrew whose work 'Le Malade Imaginaire' was shown at the Moving Image exhibition. INNT 23-454-RM

STUDENTS from Ballyclare High School and Ballyclare Secondary School showcased their creative talents at a Moving Image Arts exhibition recently.

The event, held at Ballyclare High, gave Moving Image Arts A Level students from both schools the opportunity to show their short films to an audience of invited guests.

Moving Image Arts is an exciting A Level from CCEA that teaches students how to make short films. The young people also learn how to ‘read’ films and analyse them and study film theory, making the course academic as well as practical.

Ballyclare High and Ballyclare Secondary have been successfully running the course as a collaboration between the two schools since 2007. Several students have already won awards for their work and many are taking film related courses to University because of the influence of the course.

Praising the 10 AS Level and 11 A2 students for their hard work and commitment, teacher Laureen Todd said: “The students have worked really hard. A lot of skills are used to produce a short film and students not only learn the technical side of things but learn to negotiate, organise and plan. I am very proud of what they have achieved.”

Meanwhile, on the same evening as the Moving Image exhibition, Ballyclare High’s A Level and GCSE Art students held an exhibition of their work.

Family and friends were invited along by the students to view the diverse range of artworks on show.

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