Exciting film led resource to launch at BETT 2008


Dramatic Media Ltd, who have been shortlisted for the BETT 2008 Core Primary Subject Award, (Literacy through Fire Safety Awareness KS2) have announced the launch of a new resource entitled ‘English and the Media’.


[UKPRwire, Fri Dec 14 2007] Dramatic Media Ltd, who have been shortlisted for the BETT 2008 Core Primary Subject Award, (Literacy through Fire Safety Awareness KS2) have announced the launch of a new resource entitled ‘English and the Media’.

Dramatic Media was formed in 2005 by deputy head Julie Laslett and actress/director Caroline Webster, and their combined skills and passions have resulted in a unique combination of TV quality film dramas and curriculum-mapped activities.

English and the Media is a resource for English at Key Stage 3 and enables pupils to analyse and understand how imagery and language, written and spoken, is used and presented by the media. There are six distinct units of work, Media Texts, Biography, Advertising, Review, Scriptwriting and Radio and Rhetoric, which focus on specific areas of non-fiction writing, or media output.

Each unit features short clips of film drama, with well-known actors such as Ian Mercer (‘Coronation Street’ and the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Master and Commander’). The films are visually and emotionally engaging, and set a narrative background for differentiated pupil assignments.

Sarah Keenan, English teacher at Margaret Beaufort Middle School in Bedfordshire says of the resource, “This was an exciting and challenging whiteboard resource, which stimulated the pupils’ imagination. The pupils produced their best-written work based on this resource. Additionally the ideas for classroom activities are challenging and fun! Many pupils who were previously “turned off” with writing activities found this resource grabbed them and stimulated their imagination.”

Julie Laslett, Dramatic Media’s managing director is thrilled with the response the new resource is receiving and commented: “Teachers and LA Consultants are particularly excited by the range of high quality visual stimulus that our films and images provide. They are also interested in how the resource can support improving boys’ writing, contribute to delivering the ‘Study Plus’ programme and encourage pupils to achieve Level 6+.”

Julie Laslett and Caroline Webster will be demonstrating Dramatic Media’s resources at BETT, on stand A69 in the Grand Hall.

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Date: December 2007

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Dramatic Media Ltd is an e-Learning and Teaching Partner of Canterbury
Christ Church University. Partners of the University are recognised for their ongoing commitment to learning and teaching, their reliability and credibility of their support for schools and colleges, and their outstanding commitment to education throughout the UK and beyond.

For further information on Dramatic Media and its directors please visit www.dramaticmedia.net or telephone Caroline Webster or Julie Laslett on 01480 479250

For media information please contact Val Jefferys, Ultimedia Public Relations tel 01767 601621 e-mail val@ultimediapr.co.uk

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