PQA Cheltenham are award winning

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Cheltenham 1st March, 2012

PQA Cheltenham are award winning

It’s not just athletes who will be turning heads when the Olympics arrive in London this summer.

A film made by students at PQA Cheltenham will be shown on screens at venues across the Games.  The children, who go to Academy sessions at Pate’s Grammar School on Saturdays, won the honour after their entry into a contest organised by FilmNation emerged triumphant. The task was to create a film involving one or more of the seven Olympic values. After choosing ‘inspiration’, their production ‘Sean’ featured a singer who was inspired by the death of her brother. The production emerged victorious out of all the films entered in December. Principal Sue Day said: “I feel unbelievably proud and a little bit overwhelmed that they have managed to do it. We aimed for it and that’s where they went. The values of the Olympic Games are completely inspirational. It applies to anybody and everybody in life and I think that’s what really inspired the students”.

There are currently 125 students at the Cheltenham academy, which holds two sessions at weekends at the Princess Elizabeth Way school.