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University of Sheffield
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
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?
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
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
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…