A FILM club based at Cardinal Newman High School in Bellshill has beaten over 7,000 clubs throughout the UK to win the national Filmclub of the Year award.
Social subjects teacher Michael Crawford and pupils Samantha Irvine, Stephanie Irvine, Darci McGarrell and Rebecca Anderson were both thrilled and stunned when they were revealed as the winners at an Oscars-style ceremony at the British Film Institute in London last week.
Mr Crawford and the pupils - chosen to represent the club at the ceremony because of their regular attendance and outstanding contribution to the club’s success - received their award from by Son Of Rambow star Will Poulter and Dexter Fletcher, of Kick-Ass and Bugsy Malone fame - at the ceremony hosted by TV presenter Edith Bowman.
Cardinal Newman is a member of the nationwide scheme FILMCLUB, which helps schools set up and run film clubs for teachers and pupils to watch, discuss and review films, promoting learning in an informal environment while encouraging critical engagement from young people.
For full story see March 14 edition of the Bellshill Speaker.