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Selby High School

Selby High School

'A Christmas Carol' at York Castle Museum

In July, nine Selby High students and two former students who now study Media at Selby College, along with Mr Patchesa and Mrs Lewis filmed scenes from the opening chapter of Charles Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’, using costumes and recreated period locations at York Castle museum.

Year 11 student Charlotte Armstrong starred as Scrooge, with Rob Seager (year 8) as Bob Cratchit, Mollie McMichan (year 9) as Scrooge’s nephew Fred, with Eva Wilkinson (year 8) and a year 9 student as charity collectors. Selby College kindly lent their cameras and lights which were ably operated by former Selby High Year 12 students Dan Elcock and Matthew Stephenson, whilst Emma Sams and Amy Saunders (year 10) read and shot themselves delivering contextual information relating to the story. Addison Coudette (year 11) provided technical support. The students were incredibly professional during an intense shoot to create a really impressive outcome.

The project aimed to link different subjects to make cross-curricular connections between Media Studies, English, History and Drama and will be used in school as a resource to help teach the novel, as well as being available to view worldwide on the Castle Museum’s website and YouTube Channel.