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All Saints Academy students create Christmas film

PUBLISHED: 11:00 01 December 2014 | UPDATED: 12:15 01 December 2014

All Saints students have been busy making props and sets, writing the script, recording the soundtrack and producing their very own Christmas film

All Saints students have been busy making props and sets, writing the script, recording the soundtrack and producing their very own Christmas film


All Saints Academy students have been working with professional theatre and music makers to create their own Christmas film. Not only will it be premiered to the public, but Santa and his reindeer will be in the audience too.

On December 13 at The Brewery, Cheltenham, the All Saints Academy students will treat audiences to a one-off screening of their Christmas film which has been made possible thanks to a project run by Art Playground, in partnership with Cheltenham Borough Homes.

Over the past six weeks a small group of All Saints students have been busy making props and sets, writing the script, recording the soundtrack and producing their very own Christmas film, and all without the need for any little helpers – Santa, watch out!

Everybody is invited to bring along a bag of yuletide snacks, don their most festive hat, and soak up the Christmas spirit with All Saints Academy’s festive film premiere.

Suitable for all ages, the short five-minute film will be shown on repeat between 12-4pm and families can drop in any time.

Caroline Dean, Workshop Leader at Art Playground, said: “The students have come up with some really creative ideas and we have combined a whole host of animation and film-making techniques to create something with a bit of Christmas magic.”

Father Christmas didn’t want to miss the premiere so he will be paying a special visit to The Brewery, arriving from the North Pole with two of his very special companions 12-4pm. Children can meet his reindeer up close and say hello to Father Christmas in his sleigh who will be listening carefully to their Christmas wishes. There is a minimum donation of £1 to meet Santa, with every penny going to Macmillan Cancer support. Families are advised to arrive no later than 3pm.

The Christmas film project has been organised by Arts Playground in partnership with Cheltenham Borough Homes who has been working closely with the Academy students to deliver an alternative education programme to inspire students back to school.

More information about the All Saints Academy Christmas film premier can be found on the Art Playground website:

You can visit The Brewery’s website for more information about Father Christmas’ visit:


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