Eastbourne schoolchildren in flashmob video

Langney Primary Flashmob SUS-150807-160439001
Langney Primary Flashmob SUS-150807-160439001

Pupils at Langney primary School recently produced their very own Break Time Flashmob, involving more than 200 unsuspecting children.

The resulting Flashmob film, which gained more than 1,200 YouTube hits in its first two days of being live, took a year to prepare.

Following a discussion between two of the school’s teachers, it was decided to combine a ‘Digital Film & Photography Club’ with a ‘Modern Dance’ club, to create a project with an exciting and purposeful outcome.

As more than 25 pupils worked on choreographing a three minute dance routine, 11 budding film makers developed their filming skills, such as composition, editing and producing.

Headteacher Julie Prentice said, “To keep the element of surprise, our film makers knew we had one chance of capturing the Flashmob. On the day they simultaneously filmed from eleven different cameras to get every possible angle, dance move and expression of surprise.”

The entire project was kept under wraps until the day of filming and took staff and pupils by surprise.

One pupil from Year 2 said, “I was just playing as normal. Suddenly there was music and dancing. It was very exciting!” Mr Dawson, Langney Primary’s computing lead teacher said, “Our fantastic flashmob film is just one of the many examples of how we are aiming to immerse our pupils in purposeful technology.

“This combined with a plethora of other computing initiatives, such working toward ICT and e-safety national accreditation all goes towards our drive for Digital Excellence at Langney Primary School.”

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