Testbourne Film Students Win ©2010 Basingstoke Observer

Two Testbourne students, accompanied by two staff, are flying off to Japan to compete in the Kid Witness NewsGlobal Film Awards 2010 that takes place next week.

Testbourne are one of six schools from the UK that are competing in the global competition, and will join representatives from schools from Australia, Canada, China, Japan and Malaysia.

Their film, ‘Dansez What You Can’t Sez’, is a 4-minute film about the use of dance as a method of communication. The team worked closely with Icknield Special School in Andover during its production.

This is the second time that a team from Testbourne have competed in the global film awards.

Earlier this summer, in a separate competition, the team won the prize for best citizenship at the European Awards in Wiesbaden, Germany.

In 2008, the school’s film “Won’t Listen Can’t Hear“, warning of the hazards of listening to MP3 players too loudly, won ‘best soundtrack‘ and came third overall (out of 626 schools worldwide!).

Upon their return in August, work on a Whitchurch film will get underway (details to follow!).