Nature in Your Neighbourhood: Film-making challenge

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:
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A film-making competition has been launched challenging pupils to capture “Nature in Your Neighbourhood” during their daily excursions from home while under lockdown.

The initiative from film education charity Into Film comes alongside the expansion of its free online learning hub to support home education.

The Nature in Your Neighbourhood competition is open to young people aged five to 19 across the UK and the challenge is to “creatively engage with nature and their surroundings through either live action or animation short film”.

The idea is to highlight what aspects of nature that young people have noticed since being on lockdown, whether that be in a local park or a garden or elsewhere. Entrants can use whatever film-making equipment they have available at home, including a smartphone, tablet or camera, and the films should be no longer than three minutes.

The closing date is June 19 and the winners will receive a film-making bundle worth £300 while two runners up will get a year’s subscription to Netflix.

Meanwhile, the charity’s learning hub is expanding it free resources, including primary and secondary activities, 50 curriculum-linked film guides with activities pupils can do on their own, a review-writing competition, and a continually updated list of “educationally valuable” films to stream from home.

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