Laura Venn is a Year 6 class teacher and head of year, who promotes innovation to improve learning. Through her role, she believes children should be viewed as the future of society and teachers should inspire them to want positive changes to such areas as equality, politics and the environment.
We all loved going to the cinema when we were young: the smell of popcorn as you walked through the foyer, the anticipation upon entering the dark auditorium, the flickering light of the projector, and the hush of the audience as the film began. It was, and still is, a truly magical experience for a child, being able to watch a film on the big screen. Now imagine if the film being shown were one that you had written and starred in yourself, the audience listening to your every word... That may have been only a dream to us, but this is the experience of many Primary school children each year, thanks to LitFilmFest.