It has been a long time since I last blogged about Fis.
It has taken so long to get back to any form of normality but after Easter, Fis came back to our school! We lost the camera, microphone and tripod in the fire so it has taken a long time sourcing those items. We also lost all our notes, stories and scripts. We have been very fortunate to have the support of so many people and businesses. We were donated a camcorder with built in microphone and I located a tripod! So, back in business! My friend, Pauric Brennan from bp productions- (have to give him a plug) came in for a week and taught the children all about script writing, resulting in a well put together idea for our script. The class really enjoyed him, thanks!
Last week, we all revised scriptwriting and storyboarding. The class had been asked to apply for the film crew job they wanted the most. Myself and Mrs Cole sat down as Executive Directors and picked the team! I spent the last week in intensive meetings with the scriptwriters and at the end, we now have a really good script! We brainstormed the title. We problem solved various endings. We had a particular hard time with the dream sequence in our script but hopefully we have overcome it!
Believe, it or not Britney Spear’s videos for ” Stronger” and ” Hit me baby” have helped us with a few ideas in terms of the script and the shooting of the film! Next step, myself and the producer( from 6th class!) have to work with the storyboarders. I am amazed at how creative and professional the students are. Some children have really shown their talents in terms of the small details of the film and others have started to develop their interpersonal and teamwork skills. Not just the standard English lesson! Anyway, the race is on for 25th June.
The class are convincing themselves they have won the whole thing already. But for me, it’s not about the winning. It sounds corny but Fis is bringing this class together and showcasing talents we never would have had the chance to see before. I am already highly recommending it. There are no behaviour or discipline issues when we do Fis! Isn’t that what every teacher wants?
Last Update: August 17, 2017