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Zarin Virji

University of Sheffield

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Zarin Virji

Zarin Virji’s twin passions are teaching and writing. She has been a teacher, head teacher and teacher trainer for the past 25 years in Mumbai, India. At present she is studying Creative Writing at the University of Sheffield, UK

Report – Green Shoots in Children’s and Family Films

Posted on: Friday 08 July 2016 1:33am

The session illustrated strategies of making children’s and family films outside the studio system Takeaways A dearth of lower- and mid-budget family fare films in the UK as the film industry is risk-averse The British film industry, including big studios, is supportive of Indie films Indie films can gain funding…

Report – Creative Curriculum: Lost or Not?

Posted on: Friday 08 July 2016 1:25am

The session focused on the indifference of British education policy towards non-core subjects such as art, music and language in the current curriculum Takeaways Global education experts agree that creativity is the most important 21st century skill Knowledge is freely available at the speed of our connection. The curriculum must…

Report – Safeguarding Stars and Audiences

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 11:02am

As children increasingly turn to social media and the internet to both consume and create content, are the current measures in place to safeguard them? Takeaways The internet was not fundamentally designed for kids Help children to be resilient as they navigate digital platforms more successfully and less fearfully ‘Screen-time’…

Report – Focus On India

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 10:28am

What are the current connections between the UK and India and where are the future co-production opportunities? Takeaways India provides a big market of 115 million children, watching about two hours of TV daily. Sixty million of these children are urban and 55 million rural There is growing demand in…

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