Video & Gallery:Year 5 pupils create film version of Shakespeare classic 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

ACTION: Filming for a Shakespeare film has been taking place at locations across the county starring, and made entirely, by St Neots school children as young as seven. Year 5 pupils at Crosshall Junior School have spent the past three months creating a f

ACTION: Filming for a Shakespeare film has been taking place at locations across the county starring, and made entirely by, St Neots school children as young as seven.

Year 5 pupils at Crosshall Junior School have spent the past three months creating a film version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Armed with video cameras, tape recorders and tripods, 120 children have provided the lead roles, the editing and the direction. And, if that's not enough, the costumes have been produced at the school and youngsters are in charge of all the props.

The 25-minute production features scenes shot at Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Hinchingbrooke House and Crosshall Manor.

Headteacher Julia Elliott said the project, which was the idea of teacher Jackie Woodward, was part of the school's commitment to enhancing its already rich digital media curriculum.

"The children had a lot of fun making the film and have already been asking when the next film project will take place. It has been a great experience for them and is something they will remember for the rest of their lives."

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The 25-minute production will be finished by the end of the month when every child will be given his or her own copy to take home.

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