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Welsh school wins prestigious film award
EteachJan 20, 2012 10:46 GMT
Eteach is proud to be working with Lewis School Pengam, in South Wales, which won the ‘Film My School’ competition at the Pearson Teaching Awards 2011.
The competition was open to school pupils to convey why their school is a great place to study. The winning film, directed by GCSE media student Liam Gough, lasts around two minutes and has a strong message: 'learning should be fun - this is how it's done'. The school received the top prize of film equipment worth £5,000 plus a gold Plato - education’s symbol of excellence.
The film shows learning through practical activities, such as experiments in a lab, biology lessons with live animals, keeping mind and body alert in the gym, and history classes with pupils dressed up as Crusaders. Accompanying the video is an unforgettable soundtrack by sixth form music student Nathan Battersby, who plays acoustic guitar and sings a love song with an educational twist, ending with 'It's going to be fun finding out'.
Eteach has worked closely with Lewis School over the past ten years, helping them recruit all school personnel during that period. Rod Bowen, National Account Manager from Eteach, said: “Everyone at Eteach is very proud of Lewis School Pengam and the hard work the students put into the video, which really does showcase what a fantastic school it is.”
The film has been incorporated into the school’s Eteach Premium Service account to showcase the school to potential applicants for all school vacancies. The Premium Service has been specifically designed to allow schools to create and promote their own unique identity to jobseekers, amongst many other benefits.
Dr Chris Howard, headteacher of Lewis School, added: “We have used Eteach for many years to recruit excellent staff. During this time the service has developed enormously alongside our need for an immediate and cost effective recruitment process. The Premium Service fits in perfectly with our desire to proudly display the school’s achievements and ethos to the wider world.”
To see the inspiring film visit The Teaching Awards website.