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The Magic Pencil

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Award winning production company, My Pockets and Into Film supported us during our Film Club last half term.
The children operated the camera, recorded sound and acted in the film – some choosing to take a behind the scene role, where as others preferred to be centre stage showcasing their acting ability.
Giving the children control over their film has meant that the finished shots have a unique ‘child’s eye’ view of the world. The Magic Pencil is a short film where a magic pencil takes over class room life as we know it. The film is honest, funny and touching.


On Thursday 17th November 2016, Sacred Heart's Film Club took a limousine to Vue Cinema to watch their production feature in this year's Film Festival. It was a great day, enjoyed by all!

On Tuesday 24th May 2016, the children behind the making of Sacred Heart's 'The Magic Pencil' attended a screening ceremony at the Hyde Park Cinema with two other schools. It was a fantastic occassion for us to show  (and see for the first time) our film, but also to celebrate other schools on their films.

'I could not be more proud of my film club and what they have achieved in such a short space of time. Well done!' - Mr Lund.
Review: The Magic Pencil

Please tell us what you though about our animation. -What did you like about it? -What made you laugh? -Which character would you want to be? - why? -Would you like to star in our next Film Club? - why?

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  • 08-12-2016 - VinnieI enjoyed this animation Well done year 3 and 4
  • 08-12-2016 - SezenWell done all of u U did a great job πŸ‘πŸ»
  • 21-11-2016 - allai cant believe im famous
  • 20-11-2016 - Ali TeggartThis is amazing!!
  • 17-11-2016 - allai loved it Mr lund Mrs myers yuo are the best especially when we were in the limousine
  • 17-11-2016 - allaI CANT BELIVE I WENT IN THE LIMO TODAY!!!!!!!!! WE ALL SANG SONGS AND ME AND ABDUL REALLY ENJOYED IT!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S Nevin was busting off with really weird dance moves
  • 13-11-2016 - AllaI can't for the premiere
  • 08-11-2016 - E A MSooo nice & lovely film πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ˜Š
  • 08-11-2016 - Hawiwa mabrokI love it Good job year 3 Loly & abdo sooo cuteπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
  • 03-11-2016 - RouidaI loved making it
  • 09-08-2016 - Film of the month judge Lovely use of animation, editing and live action filmmaking to create a wonderful short. Very original idea and brilliant execution.
  • 09-08-2016 - Andy PartingtonI could see this being film of the year winner. It has everything; animation, rhyming narration, a good moral, a simple but original story to follow and high quality production values. What an utterly lovely, upbeat piece of film making.
  • 09-08-2016 - @piecorbettLovely production - what a great thing for children to be involved in
  • 09-08-2016 - @catherinem23Brilliant kids can't wait to show my kids in Ireland great message too #ade2016
  • 08-08-2016 - jessicathe video is really nice. Its so good.
  • 08-08-2016 - katieITS SO AMAZING.I really love the film/video
  • 24-07-2016 - Mrs BellamyI love the expressive faces of the children and the moral of the story, which reflects the ethos of Sacred Heart School.
  • 22-07-2016 - Mrs McBrinnJust watched your film for the first time. I thought it was fantastic and I'm going to show it to my niece. She graduated from Leeds university last week and she had to make a film too.
  • 09-07-2016 - khunwow
  • 09-07-2016 - khunsurprising good animation
  • 16-06-2016 - Obehi It was fun being in the film but it was hard work for everybody.
  • 16-06-2016 - Tom BranniganWow what a fantastic film and what stars you are! A fantastic achievement by a very talented class! You make me proud to be a governor at Sacred Heart School!! Next stop Hollywood!!
  • 14-06-2016 - SezenGood job year 3 and 4 you all worked really hard
  • 12-06-2016 - Alexa You're film was amazing. I had an amazing experience watching you're film.πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡ 😊😊😊😊😊
  • 12-06-2016 - LaceyI had a fantastic time watching you. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜„
  • 12-06-2016 - Alexa I loved the magic pencil film.
  • 03-06-2016 - nevinI love watching the film and make it

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