Red carpet for Alford kids’ own premiere

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  • Special event so celebrate Robot Chicken trailer
  • Pupils took full responsibility for production
  • Donside premiere a huge success

Pupils at Alford Academy were getting the full red carpet treatment this month at the grand premiere of their own film.

A special event was held in Alford Library on Tuesday March 17 to celebrate the achievement of a group of S1 pupils and to showcase their book trailer film, produced as part of a nation-wide Scottish Book Trust competition.

Since the end of last year, pupils from Miss Leslie’s English class have been working hard with Network Librarian, Jackie Coroon, to produce a trailer based on local author Alex McCall’s award-winning children’s novel ‘The Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens’ and, this month, family, friends and staff were delighted to see the end product.

The process of making the film proved a steep learning curve for the pupils with many new skills developed along the way.

Pupils took full responsibility for the production of the film and were involved in the scripting process, acting rehearsals, filming with green screen technology, and editing the final product.

Pupils wrote ‘job applications’ to apply for acting and crew roles and also produced written materials to appear in their very own ‘programme’ booklet on the night. They were even lucky enough, during filming, to get to grips with some real-life chickens!

The premiere was a huge success , with positive feedback from the audience and words of congratulations from Sue Cromar (Senior Librarian) and Alford Academy Head Teacher, Mrs Moira Milne.