As we continue to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Integrated Education, the NICIE is excited to learn that two local integrated schools have been nominated for awards by Into Film. With film and media being a key growth sector in the local economy, it’s great to see such enthusiasm and engagement in schools.
Cranmore Integrated Primary School have been nominated in the category of ‘Best Film – 11 and Under’ for their short documentary titled “Integrated Education Month”. Created by the Primary 6 class and inspired by the Great Integrated Bake Off, the film looks at the changes that have taken place in Northern Ireland in the 40 years since the opening of the first integrated school. P6 teacher Mr Duggan highlighted how benefital the schools participation has been: “We have also been working closely with Into Film over the past few years as part of their ‘Film For Learning’ project and learned a lot about films and filmmaking”
In the ‘Teacher of the Year’ category, Ms McAlonan of Cliftonville Integrated Primary School has been nominated for her part in planning a successful Into Film Club at the school, and as well as engaging with a number of unique Into Film activities such as the Film Buff Challenge and the Story Builder workbook.
We wish Ms McAlonan and Mr Duggan – as well as everyone at Cranmore and Cliftonville – the best of luck for the awards.
Follow the link to see a full list of nominees and information here: https://www.intofilm.org/news-and-views/articles/into-film-awards-2022-nominees.