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VIDEO: Pupils' documentaries will be professionally filmed as part of Tour De France Yorkshire Festival
Pupils at two schools in the Bradford district are celebrating their film making success.
Schools were invited to submit a two-minute film about the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire focusing on topics such as the history, route, the jerseys, bikes and the rules of the competition.
Sustrans has been working with schools in Yorkshire since 2004 to increase the numbers of children cycling to school and is working on a commission for the Yorkshire Festival 2014.
Their videos will now be put together professionally by Rattle Media and shown around the region during the Grand Depart.
Max Bilbow, from Rattle Media, who will be recreating the winning films, said: “At Rattle Media we know that an inspiring video begins with a great concept.
“There were so many fantastic entries and the winners really came up with some exceptional and unique ideas. Our task is challenging, to say the least, but with the help of those talented students, we will try to make their films even better.”
Yorkshire Festival 2014 is the first ever arts festival to precede the Grand Départ in its 111 year history. Nearly 50 events have been selected to be officially part of Yorkshire Festival 2014, which will also include hundreds of fringe events.
Newby Primary headteacher, Janice Stephenson, said: “I am extremely proud of the work that the staff and pupils have done, with support from our local community, in creating a successful film which helps to mark this special event for Yorkshire.”
Dianne Simpson, the school’s ICT Network Manager, said: “The school actively promotes a creative curriculum which increases experiences and develops confidence. Competitions such as this run by Sustrans are an opportunity to showcase these skills and I was pleased to be able to facilitate this.”
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