Publisher: Ian Morgan
Published: 11/07/2006 - 10:14:49 AM
Personal messages from Jonathan Ross and Sean Bean were delivered to Sheffield children at the Steel City Globes award ceremony last week.
More than 200 children were celebrating reaching the finals of the prestigious citywide Steel City Globes film competition, having put together high-quality films in their schools.
Jonathan Ross and Sean Bean sent video messages congratulating the children and encouraging them to pursue their passion for film.
"The children were dumbstruck to see their film and TV heroes talking to them on screen," said Jonathan Crossley-Holland, Executive Director Children & Young People's Services, Sheffield City Council.
"It was a real triumph for the Steel City Globes, which was a truly wonderful event. More than 40 schools submitted excellent films to the competition.
"Jonathan Ross, himself a BAFTA winner, said he looked forward to seeing their films in the cinema in the future. If our children end up doing as well as he has, we should have some rich Sheffield people in years to come!"
The glittering ceremony held during Showcomotion Young People's Film Festival in the Showroom Cinema was the culmination of months of hard work in Sheffield primary schools.
Classes of all ages had worked to script, develop, direct, film and star in their own films, ranging from documentaries to drama to animations.
Part of Sheffield City Council's programme to develop ICT learning in schools, the local authority made equipment and software available for schools to use.
The winners taking home the Steel City Globes were Holt House Infant School, Deepcar St John's CE Junior School, Westways Primary School and Mossbrook Primary School.
Awards were presented by the Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Arthur Dunworth and Executive Director of Children & Young People's Services Jonathan Crossley-Holland.