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Forest pupils show off their talents

Year 10 and 11 pupils at the Forest School topped off their GCSE work with a double celebration.

Media Studies pupils saw their work on the big screen during the inaugural Forest Film Festival at The Capitol, which preceded the 2012 Forest Film Oscars. Winners included Joe McAlister, Sam Bevan and Will Lucas (Best Film), Ethan Palmer, Dan Macklin, David Fennelly and Harry Gibbs (Best Original Screenplay), Ben Parsons (Best Actor), and Harry Minogue, Will Greenfield, Will Chase and Alex Fiveash (Best Soundplay).

Media Studies teacher Kerry Budd said: “I am so pleased that we were able to showcase the pupils’ excellent work. The effort and dedication from the boys has been exemplary and is reflected in the quality of their films. Without events like this, the work produced would go unnoticed.”

Forest’s Art, Design and Technology pupils staged their annual GCSE Show, showcasing talent in Art, Product Design, Resistant Materials, Engineering, Hospitality and Catering, and Food Technology. Parents, pupils, governors, staff and guests were treated to drinks and canapés served by the Hospitality and Catering pupils as they wandered around the ‘pop-up’ gallery at the school.

Teachers Sarah Prades and David Nibloe said: “It was wonderful to be able to celebrate all the hard work that our pupils and staff teams have put in. To be able to share this with parents, families and friends was very special. We have some extraordinary talent at the school and it is fantastic to be able to showcase this.”

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