Citizenship students head to the cinemaPosted: 8th December 2017
A cinema trip took on a whole new meaning for citizenship students.
Year 7 students from Burnt Mill Academy watched Beauty and the Beast, but with a close focus on issues such as relationships, human rights, misconceptions, judgement and treatment of others.
Kayleigh Trainor, head of humanities, said: “We had spoken with the students before the trip, so they knew what they were looking out for during the film. The trip is being followed up by students writing reports on how the film portrayed the various themes.
“Students possibly hadn’t realised beforehand the different messages which are given through film. Now, they will be able to watch films and put their own perspectives on what they are watching.
“It will be great to be able to reflect back on when they saw Beauty and the Beast, rather than making references to a textbook.”
The free school screening at Cineworld, organised by Love Film, is the first the humanities department has taken.