Fabulous win for filmakers

Pupils Morganne Holsworth and Tegan Olbison from Burgh le Marsh Primary school at the LAFTA Awards in Lincoln

Pupils Morganne Holsworth and Tegan Olbison from Burgh le Marsh Primary school at the LAFTA Awards in Lincoln

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A film made by pupils at Burgh le Marsh Primary School was one of the winners at an award ceremony celebrating the county’s young movie makers.

The school received a LAFTA award for its film, Mrs Sykes, about a school teaching assistant whose memories of the Second World War were triggered by a book being read in class.

Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent presented the coveted Aviation Heritage Award to the school at the ceremony in Lincoln.

Alford’s Queen Elizabeth Grammar were runners-up with its film Relative.

Bill Thompson, from C1media, who helped the pupils make the film, said: “I’m really thrilled for the school and had to hold back a tear when they went up to collect their LAFTA award from the great Jim Broadbent. It was a special moment that they’ll never forget.

“Every pupil in Year Six was involved in the making of the film, and the three members of the teaching staff acted out their parts brilliantly.” Scenes were shot at The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway and Thorpe Visitor Centre.

The LAFTAs has supported thousands of young people in Linclonshire through training, advice and guidance and links with the creative industries.