Schools in Shetland, Inverness, Argyll & Bute, Dundee and Edinburgh will pilot draft curriculum for film and television
Outlander star Sam Heughan welcomes the initiative
Screen Scotland’s vision to embed film and screen education in Scottish schools took a major step forward today with the launch of a Screen Educators in Residence programme in Shetland, Dundee, Edinburgh, Inverness and Argyll & Bute.*
The newly appointed Screen Educators will road test a draft curriculum for film and screen, developed by Screen Scotland, in nursery, primary and secondary schools. Pupils will have an opportunity to study film and television production and to make films as a team. The ultimate aim of the two-year pilot programme is to introduce film and screen qualifications in secondary schools.
Outlander’s Sam Heughan said: “Film and Screen storytelling is at the centre of developing a child’s imagination, a way for communities to represent their identity and individuals to connect with others. I wholly support a new curriculum that focuses on this art from, giving children and young adults a voice through film and screen. I look forward to seeing Scotland’s diverse and rich culture/heritage represented on screen by the next generation of filmmakers and storytellers.”
Screen Scotland published an Economic Value Report in June of this year which showed that the screen sector in Scotland contributed £567.6million to Scotland’s economy in 2019, providing 10,280 full time equivalent jobs. The independent Report also demonstrated the potential to double the economic value of the screen sector by 2030, if investment in local content, production skills and infrastructure continues.
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