Bromley High Junior School reaches finals in the 2019 Childnet Film Competition

Bromley High Junior School | 6 Aug 2019 | Top News Story
Pupils from Bromley High Junior School attended a showcase event at the British Film Institute in London last month, for a private screening of their film which was a finalist in the primary category of the 2019 Childnet Film Competition.
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Finalists from Bromley High Junior School with their trophy

With over 120 entries from across the UK, Bromley High Junior School was one of three films shortlisted within the 60 second film category: 'Our Future Online: The internet belongs to me and this is how it's going to be'.

Judged by a panel of experts from BAFTA, the BBC, BBFC and the BFI, their film will now be used as internet safety resources to educate other young people about how to use the internet.

This year BBC Own It will also showcase the finalists’ films, providing a unique opportunity for the young people to reach even more of their peers with their online safety message.

Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet, said “Over the last 10 years we have seen some amazing films entered in the competition, and it is so exciting to see how these have changed over the years.

The 2019 Film Competition has seen some really inspiring entries, which show creative skills and a real passion for online safety and educating their peers.

Each year we run this competition we have had great support, including from our excellent team of judges.

We have seen the impact that these films can have, with many schools across the UK using them as educational tools. The event today was a great opportunity for the young people to see their films on the big screen at the BFI and to celebrate their creativity and achievements.”

The Minister Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, also attended the event, telling the finalists “The competition’s theme, “Our Future Online”, is one that we fully support at the Department for Education.

Well done on putting your time, energy and creativity into coming up with ideas for making the internet a better place for us all. Whoever wins today, you are all inspiring.

Wherever I go in the UK, I am always energised and rejuvenated by meeting young people like you. And it fills me with confidence for the future of our internet knowing that it will be in your generation’s hands.”

The winning films from the Childnet Film Competition can be viewed at www.childnet.com/film-competition

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Photo: Bromley High Junior School finalists with David Austin, OBE, CEO of BBFC