Off the success of our past film education projects, FLIP THE SCRIPT provides children and teachers in schools with the tools with which to tell their stories through film. This free programme involves Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops for teachers, film education screenings for schools at our Cinema and in-school workshops with professional writers and filmmakers.

Through poetry, performance and storytelling, pupils will explore how their own personal narratives link to those of different places and times, and how our collective histories impact the world we live in today. Using film and movie-making techniques to engage with their own personal and communal stories, pupils will reflect on how (and if) they see themselves in their given topics, culminating in the creation of their own short film.

Flip the Script is funded by The Portal Trust and Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service (THAMES).

This FREE programme is available to primary schools in Tower Hamlets and Hackney so please get in touch with our Schools and Film Education Coordinator, Helen Baldwin.

(exact dates TBC)

Sep 2023:
CPD Workshop for Teachers – Twighlight session at Rich Mix focusing on diversifying curriculum and using personal narrative to empower pupils’ sense of self.

Nov 2023 / Mar 2023:
Into Film Screenings – Each participating school will come to Rich Mix’s cinema to watch a film carefully chosen with support from Into Film for the themes of the programme.

Nov 2023:
Kids in Museums Takeover Day – One group will get a behind-the-scenes experience of what it is like to run a neighbourhood arts centre and cinema.

Dec 2023:
CPD workshop at Rich Mix. As well as providing resources for schools, workshops with teachers will share our approach to utilising film as an accessible means of supporting learning beyond the programme, focusing on writing and filmmaking.

Jan – Apr 2024:
Literacy and Filmmaking workshops in schools. Each participating school will receive a half-day literacy workshop and three half-day film workshops, run in partnership with Rich Mix Associate Artists across theatre, film and spoken word. The workshops will focus on scriptwriting and poetry, developing a narrative, filmmaking techniques and supporting children to create their own films examining .

May 2024:
All films submitted.

Jun 2024:
Digital Take Over Day – A group of pupils will take over the Rich Mix Socials for a day, working with our Marketing team to tell the story of this year’s Flip the Script Programme.

Jun 2024:
Flip the Script Film Festival – The pupils’ films premiere at Rich Mix! A showcase of the films, for schools, teachers, parents and special guests.