Free cinema tickets for North Devon schoolchildren

Joseph Bulmer

National Schools Film Week from October 17-21 invites teachers to take their classes into Barnstaple and Ilfracombe cinemas

SCHOOLCHILDREN across North Devon are being given the opportunity to see free movies at their local cinema this October as part of National Schools Film Week.

From Monday, October 17 until Friday 21, the Film Education charity is offering free tickets for shows at both Ilfracombe Embassy Cinema and Barnstaple Central Cinema.

Under the banner “Engage, Empower and Explore,” the festival aims to support classroom work by providing schools with a powerful experience for students that links directly to elements of the curriculum.

This is backed up by an online library of resources for teachers that can be used in the classroom, relating to individual films and more generic topics.

There are films to suit a range of school ages running at both cinemas every day throughout the week.

“Our hope is for teachers and students to feel massively engaged in the festival,” said Nick Walker, festival director.

“It is an incredible opportunity not only to build the adventurous, film-loving audience of the future but also to develop the kinds of passion in young people more likely to make them more receptive to this collectively experienced art form.”

Teachers from North Devon schools are urged to book their free tickets online and find out more about the festival at