Award recognition for Bognor Regis film students

Students from the Regis School with their prize
Students from the Regis School with their prize

STUDENTS in Bognor Regis have proved they have a touch of Steven Spielberg’s magic.

Pupils from The Regis School have enjoyed success in a national film competition.

The Westloats Lane school was selected as one of three finalists out of a total of 103 entries in the national Childnet Film Competition 2013.

Their film Connect with Respect was shortlisted in the two-minute film category, How do you connect with respect?

Four Year 8 students Kinga Urbanska, Connie Dummer, Lucy Murphy and Megan McVey with their teacher James Mackay attended a screening event at the British Film Institute in London which brought primary and secondary finalists together to celebrate all the young filmmakers’ hard work.

The school’s principal David Jones said: “I am thrilled with the achievement of our students in a national competition.

“They have been inspired by the enthusiasm of their teacher and have taken the opportunity to display their creative gifts to the full.”

All the finalists watched their classified films on the big screen and the students’ creativity was recognised when they were awarded second place in the secondary category, winning £300 prize money for the school and receiving individual goodie bags and certificates. The final film was classified by the BBFC entitling the students to have their work played at any cinema in the country.

Students also got the opportunity to meet with Claire Perry, MP and special advisor to David Cameron.