PUPILS at a Penrhyndeudraeth school will walk the red carpet next week at London’s iconic Odeon Leicester Square after being nominated for a national award.

Year 6 pupils at Ysgol Cefn Coch have been invited to the star­-studded 2017 Into Film Awards, which pays tribute to outstanding five to 19-year-olds who have shown exceptional achievements in filmmaking or reviewing, and to educators who have demonstrated inspirational use of film in the classroom.

The awards, which will be presented by TV and radio presenter Edith Bowman on Tuesday, 14 March, are hosted by film and education organisation Into Film, which is supported by the British Film Institute through Lottery funding.

The pupils have been nominated in the ‘Best Live Action, 12 and Under’ category for their short film Ysbryd (Ghost), which was made without any outside expertise.

In the captivating seven-minute film, shot entirely on an iPhone and edited with help from online special effects tutorials, the school comes under attack from a ghost — until three feisty pupils who are in detention come to the rescue.

Headteacher Rhys Glyn said: “We are extremely proud and pleased at their success. “They have been competing in Pics, a national film competition held in Bala, and over the years, have won the primary category for four years running."

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