Our work with schools is:
Puts children's ideas at the centre of decision making
Directly involves teachers and classroom assistants/other support staff
We have worked in virtually every area of the curriculum. We work with whole classes, whole schools, individuals, small groups. Schools feature in many of the categories on this site.
HFP works with young people and teachers from Nursery through to University.
We also have many years experience in Special Needs education - see FilmAble
Made by students from Priory Special School. From initial ideas, through scripting, planning, casting, shooting, editing and SFX students worked to produce this variation on The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The film screened in a mainstream cinema before the main feature for a week, and was seen by nearly 600 members of the public.
During the height of the pandemic we worked remotely with 3 London primary schools, and Eltham Arts, also London-based, on a writing and animation project about communication across generations. We worked remotely with atists from Eltham Arts: Shermaine Slocombe, Pragya Kumar and Diana Jones, and also ran online training for the schools.
You can see the work of 11 primary schools, urban and rural, and others in our WW1 Balloonist Diaries Project Up In The Air (Heritage Lottery Fund)
The project examined military, social and cultural elements of the First World war as seen through the original diaries of an observation balloonist.
HFP worked with historian Heather Ellis to make this bicentenary film about the "longest continuously-occupied school in England." Children from all classes role-played, made animations, ran interviews, and worked as the camera crew throughout.
Year 4 children from a Newcastle Primary School devised a story with the only proviso being that each group's contribution had to connect to the previous group's narrative.
They then built and programmed robots to enact the story.
HFP worked with the school and the local community to help people understand how the world can be described in both words and numbers. We enlisted the help of Florence Batey, aged 100 who lived in Hayton most of her adult life.
Haltwhistle Film Project worked closely with teachers to capture the school's approach to learning for their Building Learning Power Showcase Day to schools from around the country.
HFP took their Coding for Art and Music Project into 25 schools across the North-East and Cumbria.