Teen movie makers celebrate project

Castleford Positive Choices
Castleford Positive Choices

Students from Castleford marked the end of a film project with the premiere of their production.

Pupils from Castleford Academy produced a film ‘3,2,1’ as part of a two day course organised by Castleford Heritage Trust at Queen’s Mill in February.

Lorna Malkin, Trust chief executive , said: “The idea behind the project was to link creative workshops to different aspects of the town’s heritage.

“The trust has always used the heritage of Castleford to inspire young people growing up in the town to be proud of where they live, and be inspired by the people that have come from this area and had success in their lives. As Queen’s Mill develops over the next few years we hope to be able to offer more opportunities.”

The project was run by film-maker Roger Armstrong.

Castleford Academy media pupils are pictured with Joanne Smith from Wakefield and District Housing, MP Yvette Cooper, Alison Drake from Castleford Heritage Trust, Roger Armstrong and West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson.