There are many reasons for setting up an After-School or during school hours, Film Literacy Club. Film clubs provide a safe space for young people to grow, flourish and gain confidence as well as creating a sense of unity across age ranges, social classes and ethnicities through a shared appreciation of film.
Why use film to improve literacy? Future Learn .com tell us that “Film and the visual image play a central role in children’s lives and cultural understanding. Using film as a text provides us with opportunities to support communication, comprehension and written expression. Film is an extremely effective tool for education and improving literacy skills”. This Media Literacy Project, was managed by Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s curriculum innovation service in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film (CoF), the BFI and Cape UK. and the short video is available here; https://www.futurelearn.com/info/courses/teaching-literacy-through-film/0/steps/7734
Teaching with and Through Movies and Film Literacy is a resource Website that stresses, ” Each film recommended by TeachWithMovies.org contains lessons on life and positive moral messages. Our Guides and Lesson Plans show teachers how to stress these messages and make them meaningful for young audiences”. It is available here; https://teachwithmovies.org/ and also at https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/198228821077383951