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Posted on 20 January 2012

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First Light in the Classroom (FLIC) offers professional filmmaking workshops in schools that support curriculum learning, enhance cross-curricular skills and improve motivation, behaviour and attainment.

FLIC workshops include:

Support from a CRB checked filmmaker professional;
Access to high quality digital production equipment;
Access to free filmmaking CPD resources to help improve film and digital media skills for teachers;
Specialist exhibition and distribution support to help get your work seen by a wide audience;
Marketing support to celebrate the achievements of the pupils involved;
Eligibility for the First Light Awards, the UK’s most prestigious young film and media event.
In addition, we can also provide CPD support for teachers that want to learn how to lead on their own film projects with their pupils.

Select from one of the standard workshop packages or design your own. Starting from £490 (plus VAT) for a daylong workshop, FLIC workshops can be made bespoke to suit a variety of budgets and needs.

Film in a day workshop
This one day workshop is for teachers that want to give their pupils an introduction to the different aspects of film production whilst developing new skills and interests. You really can make a film in a day!

School term filmmaking workshops
This package is best suited to teachers who want to use filmmaking to support the teaching of a particular curriculum topic or enrichment activity over the course of a term.

Extracurricular filmmaking workshops
We can also deliver more informal sessions as part of after school clubs. During these sessions, pupils can work together to develop their own original film ideas, take a lead on the technical aspects and create their own film.

Using a social enterprise model, all profits generated from FLIC will enable First Light to support even more young people across the UK to engage in creative media activity and to create opportunities for them to enter the creative industries.

Filmmaking can be a transformative tool for developing a range of skills for young people. Don’t take our word for it- many teachers who have been supported by First Light to deliver creative media activities in the classroom have witnessed a wide range of benefits for their pupils.

Mark Gaynor, James Brindley School, Birmingham
The uplift in confidence, their willingness to share ideas and vocalise opinions subsequent to the project and the knock on effect of almost the entire year group now wanting to get involved in Media now they’ve seen what it’s about are just a few of the positive effects of the project.

Lynda Noble, Heymann Primary School, Nottingham
Some children are put off literacy because it is very reliant on writing. Filmmaking allows children to tell stories but in a different format where the emphasis is not on writing so still are able to develop their literacy and communication skills but in a different way.

Barbara Broccoli, Producer, James Bond Films
Filmmaking is an amazing, transformative tool in the classroom.

A recent survey carried out by First Light backed up these comments, the results of which can be viewed in the attachment section on the right.

We are now taking bookings to deliver workshops for the academic year 2011/2012. To find out more about how FLIC can benefit your school, contact or call 0121 224 7511.

Not a school but want support in delivering filmmaking workshops with young people?
First Light are able to offer workshop packages for a range of different youth organisations including youth offending teams, youth clubs and those that deliver half term activities. The case studies for First Fright and Wakefield Youth Offending Team will give you an idea what else we can offer. Get in touch to find out more about how FLIC can support you.

YouTube Digital Innovation Award