Schools in Norfolk urged to move from the classroom to the cinema as part of week long event

Schools in Norwich are being encouraged to move their classrooms to the cinema next month and take part in National Schools Film Week.

The annual festival, which runs from October 15 to 26, aims to get youngsters linking Hollywood blockbusters with their class work.

Across the country, 470,000 students and their teachers got involved in 2011 and organisers Film Education want even more for its 17th year.

Screenings will include The Hunger Games, North by Northwest and Frankenweenie.

University of East Anglia film lecturer Melanie Williams said: 'The students are able to see film in relation to their education, not just for film studies but within other subjects too. Film Week promotes how film can relate to various areas of the curriculum.'

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Leigh Anne Walker, teaching assistant at George White Junior School, at Silver Road, said: 'The shared experience provides a useful focus for classroom activity.'

Norwich screenings:

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Cinema City: October 16, Le Havre; October 18, North by Northwest; Oct 19, Winter's Bone; October 22, Senna; October 23, The Artist; October 24, Oliver Twist; October 26, Arrietty.

Odeon: October 15, Frankenweenie; October 25, Private Peaceful.

Vue: October 22, Jasper, Penguin Explorer; October 23, The Railway Children; October 24, The Hunger Games; October 26, The Apple and the Worm.

Teachers can book free tickets by going to

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