School hopes for film award hat-trick

The cast of The Gunby Sisters
The cast of The Gunby Sisters

Pupils from Burgh-le-Marsh Primary School are hoping their latest project will bring them a hat-trick of film-making awards.

Filming of ‘The Gunby Sisters’ took place at Gunby Hall recently and the edited film has been submitted for the LAFTAs Film Awards, which take place in October.

Their entry is about a school trip to a stately home haunted by a girl, who lived there in the early 1800s.

The Year 6 pupils, all members of the The Young Journalist Academy (YJA), have been working on the story line for the last few months.

YJA’s Bill Thompson, who offered guidance during the day of filming, said: “The pupils went flat out to get another LAFTAs trophy for their school’s display cabinet. “There are two in there already, but I know that the school would love to squeeze in a third.”

He added: “The staff at Gunby were very accommodating. The hall and its grounds are stunning - we were very fortunate to be able to film there.

“The Learning Department at Lincoln Castle helped us out too to by providing some period costumes.

“It turned out to be a very atmospheric film, quite spooky in parts, and is a credit to the pupils but we now have to wait to see what the judges think.”

Entries will be shortlistd in September with the LAFTAs award night, hosted at Lincoln University on October 19.

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