Students from Ysgol Min Y Ddol in Cefn Mawr have been learning about filmmaking as part of a Children’s University project.

As part of the project, by Wrexham Glyndwr University, video production company Picturehouse Films visited the school which enabled the pupils to learn about filming, presenting, and behind-the-scenes technical equipment which they had the opportunity to try out for themselves.

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A spokesman for Picture House Films said: “Picturehouse is delighted to be a learning provider for this wonderful programme.

“And the children had loads of questions for Picturehouse such as ‘How do you film in the desert?’, ‘What’s it like filming Steven Spielberg?’ and ‘Can I present a news report about my cat?’

“Everyone had hands-on experience with the broadcast camera used for major networked TV programmes. And everyone had a go at being an on-the-spot reporter, complete with radio mic.

“The session overran a little into break time but none of the children wanted to leave - they were having more fun playing and learning in class!”

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Wrexham and Flintshire Children’s University is part of an international initiative by the Children’s University Trust and is led in North East Wales by Wrexham Glyndwr, in partnership with Wrexham and Flintshire Public Service Boards.

The Children’s University encourages and celebrates children and young people’s participation in a wide range of inspiring learning opportunities outside of normal school hours.

More details on the Children’s University can be found at