Today was an exciting day for our Year 6 pupils – as they began their dramatic journey to starring in a film!
The short film, which is intended to be shown at the Ashby Arts Festival, is based around the mystery of Roesia de Verdun. It is being produced by local film company, Pudding Bag Productions, who were ‘Heritage Group of the Year for Leicestershire & Rutland, 2016-17’ and who specialise in exploring, presenting and widening access to history and heritage through film-making.
Year 6 have been eagerly awaiting the first rehearsal and were enthralled when Wendy from Pudding Bag Productions explained about the project and introduced the script. They are now very much looking forward to when filming begins at Grace Dieu at the beginning of March.
“We are delighted to be able to play a part in the creation of this film, alongside the Friends of Grace Dieu Priory,” says Headmistress Margaret Kewell. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for the pupils to ‘live’ history, as well as a chance for them to hone their acting and, of course, experience what life is like on a film set!”