Hollywood film modeller visits Elm School

Gemma Gilbert who makes props for Hollywood films makes a presentation on behalf of McCain to Nathaniel Bains (5) as winner of Super Spud design competition with his winning spud 'Potassium Pete'.
Gemma Gilbert who makes props for Hollywood films makes a presentation on behalf of McCain to Nathaniel Bains (5) as winner of Super Spud design competition with his winning spud 'Potassium Pete'.
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Pupils at Elm School were given an insight in Hollywood and the film industry when a leading prop maker and special effects technician visited the school to make a presentation to budding designers.

Pupils took part in a Super Spud competition to design a new super spud cartoon character to spread the word that potatoes are good for you.

The top design went to five-year-old Nathaniel Bains for his Potassium Pete character and Nathaniel wins an art workshop with prop maker Gemma Gilbert, who took time out during her visit to speak to pupils.

Headteacher Fiona McCallum said: “It is a great honour for our school to host someone so involved in the film and television industry. This is a fantastic opportunity to help give the students a broader education on the importance of healthy eating and how diet plays a major role not just in helping them perform better in school lessons, but also in their lives outside of school.”

Gemma said: “Using potatoes in the workshop will encourage the children to be creative in all aspects of life by thinking about their health and diet in various ways.”