Film Contest Victory
On Monday 9 March, Mr Urreage Gorostidi and Mr Hernandez took a group of 5th Form (Year 11) Spanish pupils to compete in the II Spanish Short Film Contest being held at North London Collegiate School.
There were several other schools competing : Dulwich College, Latymer Upper School and Haberdashers’ Aske’s, amongst others. Our pupils had been working very hard to create a short film on their given topic of “the environment”.
Their film, Las Aventuras de Juanita, concerned veteran documentarian Juanita who embarks on a worldwide journey to track down rare animals which have not been seen for some time. A world-famous explorer with thirty years’ experience, she travels to a diverse range of locations, from forests to the sea to the Arctic. She is shocked to realise the harsh reality of the status of the environment which looks bleaker than ever.
The Bancroft’s team was awarded the prize for the best short film. Pupils were delighted as they have won a Spanish course in Salamanca. Maha Dannawi also won the prize for the female actor with the best spoken Spanish – a week long Spanish course in Málaga. The judges were very impressed by the short film and at the end they came to talk to the Bancroft’s team and complimented them all on their Spanish, which they said clearly stood out.
This is a fantastic and a rare achievement: well done to the pupils involved.