‘Moscar’ awards

Moscar Awards for four schools. The schools will showcase their home-made films at Castleford's Cineworld, and 20 gold statuettes were given to children for their hard work. ''LOCATION: Cineworld Xscape entrance , CASTLEFORD 'Pictured L/R: Katie Rhodes,  Murray Bingham, Jasmine Lowe
Moscar Awards for four schools. The schools will showcase their home-made films at Castleford's Cineworld, and 20 gold statuettes were given to children for their hard work. ''LOCATION: Cineworld Xscape entrance , CASTLEFORD 'Pictured L/R: Katie Rhodes, Murray Bingham, Jasmine Lowe

HUNDREDS of pupils enjoyed a morning of glitz and glamour at a young film makers’ awards ceremony in Glass Houghton.

Four schools from across the Five Towns attended the third annual ‘Moscar’ awards – organised by Mill Dam J&I School in Ackworth – at Cineworld in the Xscape leisure complex on Thursday.

More than 350 pupils from Mill Dam, Airedale Junior School, Halfpenny Lane J&I in Pontefract and South Hiendley J&I School watched the nominees’ homemade movies on the silver screen, before a winner from each category was announced by special guests, including Featherstone Rovers stars and the schools’ governors.

Linda Mann, headteacher at Mill Dam, said: “The children were very positive about this year’s ceremony and the parents had a chance to see how making films can raise achievement levels.

“The pupils also loved seeing their movies on the big screen and dressing up.

“It was bigger and better this year, we hope more schools will get involved to take us from strength to strength.”