Roald Dahl on Film reaches Europe!

Thank you for the opportunity we had to take part in the project which has enriched our regular teaching programme’ Dragana – Serbia

While Roald Dahl on Film season might be coming to an end, it is still growing like James’ titular peach!

Roald Dahl on Film has now reached mainland Europe. Activities using Roald Dahl materials and resources have been organised in classrooms across Spain, Slovenia and Serbia.

Hana from Film Hub Wales hosted presentation at WICKED:16 Festival to the Youth Cinema Network, made up of around 40 European festivals and media training representatives. Following this and a great deal of inspiration from the Roald Dahl on Film events at Wicked Wales, the Oxford University Press postcards and Chapter Education Pack have been exported across the continent to help students learn about Roald Dahl and his films.

Four partners from the Youth Cinema Network YCN started work together on a Roald Dahl on Film international project:

SERBIA– Gornji Milanovac Cultural Centre,Takovski Ustanak and Kralj Aleksander schools (led by teacher Dragana Stefanovic)

Students aged 7-10 at Kralj Aleksander l elementary school in Gornji Milanovac, Serbia used Roald Dahl on Film materials to inform activities based around Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The students were delighted as some of them had already read the book in Serbian!

At Takovski Ustanak Grammar School in Gornji Milanovac, 15-17 year old students have been taking selfies the Oxford University Press cards, as well as creating dream jars and posters celebrating Roald Dahl and Wales.

What’s more, these students have produced fantastic creative writing on the theme of “My Dream Factory” – have a read.

SPAIN – Zaragoza International Youth Film Festival and IES Elaios School Zaragoza (Led by Fernando Yarza – Co-ordinator or the Festival de Cine de Zaragoza in Spain with the support of the English teachers)

Students have been watching Matilda, along with videos about Roald Dahl’s work and studying his texts. They’ve also been tweeting the Roald Dahl on Film cards!

SLOVENIA– Maribor Association of film culture development, Organisation MARS Maribo (educating families), public Institute Narodni dom Maribor organisation for Festival Vilinsko Mesto, Maribor public library (Led by Hana Repse, co-Director of Animateka and the youth film festival ‘Little Elephant Festival’. Hana also runs a non-formal animation school ENIMATION)

The children will be watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factoy The local library in Maribor is also having an exhibition about Roald Dahl’s books and his life. Keep an eye out for photos at their Facebook page here!

WALES – Wicked Wales International Youth Film Festival.4.WALES –  (Led by Festival Directors Rhiannon Hughes and Jonathan White)

The Wicked Wales Festival co-ordinated two days of Roald Dahl on Film screenings. The first day was celebrated Roald Dahl’s birthday on the 13th Septmber at Rhyl Little Theatre with the opening of a new Pop Up community cinema. The second screenings took place at Bodelwyddan Castle with Matilda Scratch ‘n Sniff and workshops. The screenings supported Roald Dahl activities which had been taking place in Denbighshire schools and libraries during the preceding months.

Keep an eye out on the Roald Dahl on Film Facebook page and Film Hub Wales Twitter for more news from the classrooms of Europe.

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