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Welsh schools get film club funding boost

08/06/2012 Joanna
Teachers in Wales who organise their school's film club received good news yesterday (June 7th) when the government announced its continued commitment to the FILMCLUB Cymru programme.

A grant of £272,600 is being provided, which will help fund the after-school and lunchtime film screenings, as well as helping more Welsh schools set up their own clubs.

The charity programme is run in partnership with Film Agency Wales and has been celebrated for encouraging the development of literacy as pupils read and write reviews about the films they watch.

It is also designed to help narrow the attainment gap by getting more children from disadvantaged backgrounds involved in extra-curricular activities.

Announcing the funding commitment, Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews said he was "delighted" the pioneering project would continue.

"Pupils who take part in the project are able to develop their literacy and communication skills by analysing films and exploring the issues they raise," he added.

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