Alien film an education in recycling

Oxford Mail: Myles Greatbatch, 11, and Libby Pritchard, 11, at the premiere of The Cherwell Incident Buy this photo Myles Greatbatch, 11, and Libby Pritchard, 11, at the premiere of The Cherwell Incident

JUST what could aliens from the planet Zong teach humans about recycling?

The answer lies in a 15-minute film produced by pupils at Kirtlington Primary School.

And on Tuesday the students attended the premiere of their movie, The Cherwell Incident, at Cherwell District Council’s headquarters in Bodicote.

Starring children from Oak Class of 2012, the movie is about two aliens from the planet Zong who try to educate human inhabitants about recycling, but there always lurks the possibility of vapourisation.

Headteacher Fiona Crook, said: “This film has helped to develop the children’s understanding of the importance of recycling – and it was great fun.”

The council’s recycling team and local filmmaker Andy Russell, of Oxford based Different Films, worked closely with the school on the project. They plan to use the film to promote recycling at events and roadshows across the district.

Nigel Morris, the council’s lead member for clean and green, said: “I can only applaud the ingenuity of Kirtlington Primary’s pupils in trying to get across a message which is all too easy to ignore.”

To watch the film, go to cherwell.gov.uk

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8:07pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Myron Blatz says...

Maybe the moral in the story is that they should dump all these Councillors and 'bored members' with smart aliens - or simply give schoolkids the jobs! As one of my neighbour's grandkids said the other day "the wars and all the unemployment is because of adults, not us kids - and look what a mess we will inherit from people of my Dad's age!" Sobering thought, as I think his parents are still only in their 20s, and were both only children themselves when the previous government gave £bilions of our money to the bankers. Could children do things worse than Labour?
Maybe the moral in the story is that they should dump all these Councillors and 'bored members' with smart aliens - or simply give schoolkids the jobs! As one of my neighbour's grandkids said the other day "the wars and all the unemployment is because of adults, not us kids - and look what a mess we will inherit from people of my Dad's age!" Sobering thought, as I think his parents are still only in their 20s, and were both only children themselves when the previous government gave £bilions of our money to the bankers. Could children do things worse than Labour? Myron Blatz
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6:39pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Pavinder Msvarensy says...

Myron not really sobering, just the naive ramblings of uneducated kids. The Kids said the same after the second world war, and when they grew up, they took us into Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan etc. I wonder in 30 years time when their generation are running the world where they will be bombing the hell out of?
Myron not really sobering, just the naive ramblings of uneducated kids. The Kids said the same after the second world war, and when they grew up, they took us into Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan etc. I wonder in 30 years time when their generation are running the world where they will be bombing the hell out of? Pavinder Msvarensy
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