Litter Superheroes!

Put the litter issue in the limelight by writing a script for your own short film

Years: All

Duration: 120mins

Curriculum Objectives: 8

Subjects: Computing, English, PSHE


Resource Overview

Bring the issues of littering to life with this lesson which invites children to make their own short film. If time allows, start by introducing the whole school community to the problem by using the accompanying assembly. Then, get the creative juices flowing; this short film, created by primary school children in Bristol is the perfect starting point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaOAgFMc2Vg. Why not finish by inviting in an audience to see the film shorts, surely then littering will start to become a thing of the past?


Resource Assets

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Script Writing Checklist

A quick checklist to ensure each group has remembered all the key points.

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Litter Hero Film Script - example

A great starting point to get the creative juices flowing.

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Example superhero questions

Help children ensure their film remains focused and on task.

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Script writing glossary

Tricky word or phrase? This glossary will support you!

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Top Tips for making your film

Avoid the common mistakes and produce a beautifully slick piece of filming

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Litter Superhero Assembly

A thought provoking assembly designed to get the children thinking; can be used as part of this lesson cluster or as a standalone. Supplementary notes can be found accompanying each slide.

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English: Script Writing Lesson Plan

Showing how to turn a Literacy lesson into a short and punchy film in a fun and structured way.


Curriculum Objectives

  • Select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices to design and create programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting information.
  • Year 5 and 6 (Age 9-11)
    • Ask questions to improve their understanding.
    • Continue to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks.
    • Identify and discuss themes and conventions in and across a wide range of writing.
    • Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.
    • Identify the audience for and purpose of writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models.