SBL’s Night at the Oscars

May 08 2017

They rolled out the red carpet at Sir Bernard Lovell Academy for a Night at the Oscars.

They rolled out the red carpet at Sir Bernard Lovell Academy for a Night at the Oscars.

The glittering awards ceremony at the Oldland Common secondary school was to celebrate the film-making talents  of students.

It received endorsements from the organisers of the Academy Awards in America and the Baftas in the UK.

The school’s theatre was packed for the event, which showcased films in various genres and animations made by students in their tutor groups .

Principal Rupert Maule said: “This was a wonderful event, with all the razzamatazz of the real thing. SBL has a proud tradition in the creative and performing arts and it is lovely to see our current students maintaining those standards.

The successful students received celebrity messages from wellwishers, including Alex Lovell from BBC Points West and Ian Downs from Sam FM.

A message from the Oscars organisers in the US said:  “A lot of the famous directors of today started off making home movies with super 16mm films (most famously Steven Spielberg) and now with mobile phone technology who knows where thenew superstars of tomorrow will come from? Hopefully Sir Bernard Lovell Academy.”

The Bafta organisers said: “There was a great mix of genres from supernatural to spaghetti westerns and classic thrillers to technically brilliant animation. It was lovely to see some homages as well as original storytelling.

“All the films used different techniques to make them creatively more interesting. Most notable was the strong use of music across a number of the films but I also wanted to congratulate those responsible for directing, editing and effects.’

The Oscars night was raising money for Unicef and to support a group of students who are going to Tanzania with Camps International in the summer.

Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Krispy Kreme , Bowlplex, Pizza Hut and Vue supported the event.