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Charles Darwin School

Bank of England Announces Paula Szczyrba as KS4 Film Category Winner and Overall Winner 2019

Paula Szczyrba in Year 10 has been named Ks4 film category winner and overall winner from all categories combined in the Bank of England Film competition

The ‘Bank, Camera, Action Competition is an annual film competition for secondary school students aged 11 to 18 in the UK, which is organised and funded by the Bank of England and is part of their school education programme. The topic this year was ‘What will money be like in the future?’ Paula’s thought provoking and insightful film was selected as the winning entry from more than 116 films from 57 schools across the UK.

The Bank of England Film Competition Team said: ‘…the judges enjoyed watching your entry and were impressed by the student’s filmmaking skills. The fact that your student produced such a first-rate film is a great credit to them and they should feel very proud of their achievement.

In recognition for her hard work Paula will receive a £50 Amazon Voucher, a trophy and certificate as well as a cheque for £1200 for the school’s Media Department.  As the winning school The Bank of England has also offered students at Charles Darwin a one hour visit from a member of their staff to come and talk to them and answer questions about what the Bank of England does and how the economy works.

Congratulations also goes to: Will Child, Ollie Fisher, Billie Kennedy, Lyle Endo and Ryan Cameron in Year 12 , who all came highly commended in the KS5 film category and will also receive a trophy and certificate.

Miss Hurding, English and Media Teacher at Charles Darwin School said ‘This is a fantastic achievement for our students and we are very proud of them’.

The winning entry can be viewed here