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Sageston scoops its very own Oscar!

sageston oscarYOUNG film-makers from Pembrokeshire have won a top film making award.

Pupils from Sageston School won the coveted title of Best Overall Film at this year’s Media4Schools Welsh Film Awards.

And if that wasn’t enough, they also won the award for best camera work!

Sageston pupils were among six Pembrokeshire Schools, which had been shortlisted for the prestigious awards.

Pupils travelled to Cardiff on Monday to represent the County at the awards ceremony held at the Millennium Centre.

Templeton School was also shortlisted for the Best Overall Film in the Competition.

Duncan Whitehurst – Pembrokeshire County Council ICT Adviser and Pembrokeshire Schools Film Festival Director said that to have one winner and so many schools shortlisted had been an outstanding achievement for pupils and their hard-working teachers.

“Film and animation projects have a huge potential for developing literacy, engaging talented young people and developing vital skills for the workplace,” he said

“It’s encouraging to see the work produced by schools for the Pembrokeshire Schools Film Festival gaining further success at a national level.”

Now in its 10th year, the Media4Schools event recognises the hard work and commitment shown by schools, Sixth form colleges and organisations within the communities that produce films with young people.

At Monday’s ceremony, the winning films were shown on the big screen to a wide audience full of industry professionals.

The awards are sponsored by Sony UK and S4C.

The Pembrokeshire schools shortlisted were: Neyland CP School (Best Edited Film) “All the World’s a Stage”; Stackpole School (Best Camera Work) “The Monster”; Sageston School (Best Edited Film and Best Overall Film Primary) “Right Here, Right Now!”; Templeton CP School (Best Animation and Best Overall Film in the Competition) “I Don’t Want to go to School!”; Portfield School (Best Animation)”The Rescue”; Danny Tose from Ysgol y Preseli (Best Animation) “Dandelion”