Students delve into the past to create the future


Some of the students who worked on the project are pictured, L-R Elliot Stevenson, Maryam Ali, Will Charlton (holding camera) Finola Barron, Georgia Smith and Joe McNamara.

A group of students from Stockton Sixth Form have been rewarded for their efforts on a special European project with the gift of top-of-the-range professional video equipment for the college.

The students produced a film entitled To Die For One’s Country, based around the famous war poet Wilfred Owen’s Dulce Et Decorum Est. The film contrasts the life of a young person fighting on the front line in the First World War with the life of a modern teenager, in order to raise awareness of the level of sacrifice undertaken to create the world they take for granted,

The film was produced in collaboration with Cleveland Film School, Tees Valley Music Service and Eden Camp Modern History Museum as part of the DIAL European project led by College staff Steve Keeling and Sophie Crawford.

Paul Wheatcroft, Director of CFS: “I’m immensely proud of the work the students did, over and above their own coursework commitments, to ensure the future development of Cleveland Film School with this amazing piece of equipment.” The equipment in question is a Panasonic HC-X1 4k video camera, worth approximately £3000.