Students compete in film-making project

Pupils at the University Academy Holbeach are to produce a film about construction work taking place at their school.

Leading contractor Shepherd Construction has strengthened its relationship with The Transformation Trust, by supporting its Cineclub project.

The Cineclub project will see pupils from three academies compete against each other to produce a film on the construction programme at their school.

The pupils have been given an open brief, so they can decide who they would like to focus their film on.

The three academies participating in the project are The Nuneaton Academy, Priory Ruskin Academy and University Academy Holbeach.

Shepherd is currently on site at all three academies, which it won as part of the northern PfS (Partnership for Schools) framework.

The Transformation Trust is an independent education charity that funds extra-curricular activities in state schools up and down the country.

The charity aims to help young people to develop new skills, grow in confidence, work as a team and discover hidden talents and interests.

The project, which began in March, will run through to the autumn, when there will be an event to showcase the three films.

The winning film from the three will then be chosen by a panel of judges.

Amy Leonard, Chief Executive of the Transformation Trust said: “The Transformation Trust is all about creating opportunities for young people to try out new experiences, and so we are delighted to be working with Shepherd on this exciting project.

“Pupils from the three schools taking part in Cineclub will have a real opportunity to explore their creativity whilst also learning key skills in film production and teamwork, and I very much look forward to seeing the films they make about their new schools.”