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Celebrating Children’s Book Week – a free family film showing

Posted on | September 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about one way we’re hoping that Children’s Book Week will get families at school talking about books and the reading they enjoy. Another activity we’ve got planned to bring people together to celebrate the pleasure of reading is a free family showing of the beautiful animation Eleanor’s Secret (which I reviewed here).

Photo: sugu

The film will be shown in the school gym one afternoon after the end of the school day and children are being invited to attend with all the family. We’ll have a mixture of seats and mats, so the atmosphere should be rather informal and fun.

There are some licensing issues surrounding showing films at school (Thanks to twitter user @JfB57 for pointing me to this information) and so we have had to apply for a special licence to show the film. This has been made possible by sponsorship from Tidy Books, for which we are most grateful.

Eleanor’s Secret is all about the power of reading, the life storybook characters can lead and the fun that can be had when you share your life with them so it makes for a perfect film for Children’s Book Week, but you could instead choose to show a film adaptation of a book or any of these films which share a theme of reading, stories and literacy.

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2 Responses to “Celebrating Children’s Book Week – a free family film showing”

  1. Isil
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    Fantastic! The children at your school are so lucky to have a parent like you!

  2. Zoe
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    Thankyou Isil! Doing this has been so much fun for me – I just hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I have done so far.

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