Thursday, 9 February 2012


Excitement  and speculation of who will be in with the chance of winning a much prized Oscar this year will soon be all over the newspapers and internet. However the film and TV industry wouldn't exist without the skills and imagination of people who can translate great characters and plot lines to the screen. Not often in the spotlight, it is the script writer who makes the first steps on that creative journey. Some year 6 pupils had the exciting opportunity of spending a day working with the reknown script writer, Nazrin Choudhury. She has won many awards for her script writing and although her name may be unfamiliar  to you, she has written episodes of many TV hits such as Waterloo Road, Eastenders, Coronation Street and Doctors.

Nazrin began the day by sharing the writing format used by scriptwriters and comparing it to the final film version. Throughout the busy day, Nazrin guided everyone through the process of devising interesting characters and then linking them together to form an exciting plotline. Scripts were then written to an incredibly tight deadline (just like in the real world).

Everyone had great fun performing selected scenes from their stories remembering to include stage directions for not only the actors but props and technical members of the film crew. Well done to Alex, Lauren, Reece and Liam who were great members of their script teams. A big thank you to Mr May for transporting the children back to school at the end of this exciting day.

Mrs Fieldgate

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