20th Jul, 2017

Pupils end term on Easy Street

Laura Kearns 15th Jul, 2017

FILM buffs have tipped their bowler hats to youngsters who created their own music to accompany a Charlie Chaplin classic.

The Willows Primary School in Stratford runs a Film Club which has 20 members aged eight to 11.

This term they have been looking at silent movies and decided to create their own musical accompaniment to the Charlie Chaplin film Easy Street.

Pupils came up with the idea after learning in the era of silent movies a pianist would play the tunes as the audience watched the film.

One of those who enjoyed their performance was Stratford mayor and film-lover Victoria Alcock.

She said: “I am so pleased I had the chance to see what a group of children could make of a silent film 100 years old.

“Their use of instruments and imagination came through brilliantly. I am very impressed with their work.”