I worked with four different phase two classes from Seven Hills School before Easter to help them bring alive their topic on World War II. Each class chose a different aspect of the war and wrote a script for a short film. We filmed using the green screen, both at the CLC and in school, and added voiceovers, backgrounds and music. The finished films were:
- 2BT – Evacuation
- 2SM – The Blitz: with information on the different types of shelters.
- 2DS – D Day: including poems written by the pupils.
- 2JL – Rationing: with dishes cooked by the students based on wartime recipes.
Using the green screen was a great way to put the students into an era very different to their own, and helped them to understand how life was for young people at the time.