Free screening for local youngsters launches programme projects and events that will support teachers and pupils in schools and communities
TelecityGroup has announced that it is partnering with nationwide education charity FILMCLUB to bring a series of tailored opportunities to students in schools surrounding their offices in Tower Hamlets and Manchester.
To launch the partnership FILMCLUB, in conjunction with TelecityGroup, hosted a special free screening of acclaimed new British film All Stars at Whitechapel’s Genesis cinema on 6th June. The event offered pupils in one of London’s most deprived boroughs the opportunity for barrier-free access to the cinema experience.
The screening was followed by Q&A session for the students with the film’s director, Ben Gregor and took place in one of London’s best-loved independent cinemas, helping to instill in pupils a love of the big screen while broadening their horizons and raising their expectations.
TelecityGroup, who are Europe’s leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres and whose customers include many in the content and media industries, will also be offering further special screenings for FILMCLUB members throughout the year as well as filmmaking and review writing competitions and CPD opportunities for teachers.
Michael Tobin, Chief Executive of TelecityGroup, who opened the event with an address to the school children said: “We are very excited to be partnering with the FILMCLUB to provide this opportunity for students from local schools. Film can be truly inspiring for young people – offering a glimpse into different cultures, experiences and information that would otherwise be unavailable to many of these young people. All Stars is the perfect choice of film for the launch of this new initiative.”
For more information on the programme of activities being arranged by TelecityGroup and FILMCLUB and to take part please visit www.filmclub.org
Or to register for a film club in your school email email@example.com or call 0207 288 4520.