The Laftas and EDL

This Saturday (26th September) is the European Day of Languages and many, many, many ideas have been discussed and shared over the last few weeks.  Dominic McGladdery @dominic_mcg has created a wikispace where many other Twitter colleagues have been sharing ideas plus over the last few days some other interesting projects have appeared, such as this wallwisher started by Helena Buttefield @langwitch.

The idea that has truly captured my attention though is the chance for pupils to take part in the LAFTAs competition aka the Languages and Talent Film Awards. Pupils aged 13-21 can enter a 2 minute film in support of learning a language in a variety of categories all with some fantastic prizes. Hopefully my assembly showing some of the best videos will grab their attention and their imagination, and I look forward to seeing the ideas that my students come up with.

I wanted to upload the video that I have made myself on Windows Movie Maker (my first attempt!) for this week’s assembly, but can’t seem to upload a wmv file (if anyone knows how to do this on WordPress please let me know!). For now, here are two of my favourite videos for last year’s competition found on You Tube and the instructions on how to take part.