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Posted: 04.12.14

Budding Young Film Producers Rewarded By The Society Of Friends!

The Society of Friends were the sponsors of a short-film competition which challenged the youngest pupils in Christ College, from St Nicholas House, to display their creative talents in front of a discerning audience made up of fellow pupils, staff, family and friends.

On Tuesday 2nd December staff and pupils from St Nicholas House had a wonderful time when parents, relatives and representatives of the Friends of Christ College Brecon came to watch the St Nicholas House Short Film competition.

Pupils had been working in small groups to create a short film about Christ College using their school i-Pads. Parents watched the ‘i-Movies’ which were screened in full HD surround sound in our state-of-the-art Y Neuadd theatre. Representatives of the Friends watched and took time to make the terribly difficult decision on the winning film.

The films have been expertly made over the last few weeks, and each group gave a very professional introduction before each viewing. In the end, the winning team consisting of Sam Mendez, Gwen Spielberg, Monty Ford-Coppola and Evie Tarantino picked up a book token each and hearty congratulations from everyone on a very slick and entertaining promotional movie.

The narration, content and graphics impressed our judges who in turn provided all groups with very useful feedback.

Whilst deliberations occurred, parents joined us in a glass of wine and nibbles and were able to browse our Christmas craft stalls where our Year J6 team were selling festive produce which junior pupils have been busy making over the last few days. This has been part of an enterprise project, again supported by the Society of Friends who have provided a small budget per head to each pupil in order to make their Christmas crafts.

Our Year J6 sellers did a fantastic job of selling the produce and they must have been very persuasive as nearly all the craft was sold and over a hundred raffle tickets were purchased!

The event was rounded off with a very poignant rendition of the song ‘Real Love’ performed by the St Nicholas pupils, around the Christmas tree.

Head of St Nicholas House, Julie Lewis, said: “We all had a wonderful time and we are very grateful to all those who attended. Special thanks to the Society of Friends of Christ College judges, Karin Mear and Cath Maggs, for sponsoring the event and choosing the eventual winner.”

Society of Friends judge, Karin Mear, commented: “The films were most impressive and the teamwork shown by the children was to be admired. Well done everyone!”

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