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Larkmead and Abingdon School Film Academy

The project enables a number of Larkmead students to make their own films under the guidance of Abingdon’s professional film tutors.


The project came about after an approach to Larkmead by Jeremy Taylor. The project has been running since September 2018.


Abingdon staff and freelance staff from Abingdon Film Unit’s professional tutors. Abingdon Film Unit’s three cameras, three sound kits, lights and 12 laptops for editing. Financial contribution by Abingdon School towards the cost of AFU tutors plus the School makes available its film equipment.


The first project is making a film for the Larkmead School website that will help to market the school. We are hoping to have this ready by March 2019. The impact of this film can only be measured once the film is complete, of course. However, the very making of the film will have an immediate impact as this is something Larkmead might not otherwise have the resources to do. The impact on the students will be in giving them a sense of achievement, and improved confidence and prospects through the acquisition of new skills. 

Once the film for Larkmead’s website has been completed, the aim will be for the Larkmead students to work on their own film ideas, completing anything between 1 and 5 short films by October 2019.


Pupil Involvement

The project involves 5 Larkmead pupils.

1 boy aged 15/16

1 girl aged 15/16

2 boys aged 16/17

1 girl aged 17/18


Ongoing project, running throughout the 2018/19 academic year, meeting on average once a fortnight. The project will be repeated each academic year.