Thursday, September 3, 2009

Screening of Film by Collington Square Students at The Charles

From Liz Bowie's InsideEd Blog:

Last year, Collington Square Elementary/Middle School teacher Koli Tengella worked with students to make a 30-minute film that portrayed students participating in an academic contest they didn't think their school could win. The film explores the social stigmas many students face in schools, he said.

On Thursday, the Charles is allowing third- through eight-graders from Collington Square to view the first showing of the film. It won't be open to the public, but we will try to have it online here in the coming days. And Tengella said the the film will be shown again at the central branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.

"I personally want these children to understand their world is much bigger than they think it is," Tengella said.

Tengella, Collington Square's theater arts teacher, said he was able to get the help of a filmmaker to work with the children. About 50 children act in the drama and only three adults.

Hampstead Hill Opens Early Learning Wing

WJZ-TV covers the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Hampstead Hill Academy's new Early Learning Wing on August 28, 2009.