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Dearne school celebrates victory in Tour de France video competition

School children at St. Thomas CE primary school, Kilnhurst, celebrate after submitting a winning entry in a Tour De France competition. Picture: Marie Caley NSYT Tour De France MC 1

School children at St. Thomas CE primary school, Kilnhurst, celebrate after submitting a winning entry in a Tour De France competition. Picture: Marie Caley NSYT Tour De France MC 1

A Dearne school is celebrating after submitting one of the winning entries in a Tour de France video competition.

St Thomas CE school is one of six across Yorkshire to have submitted winning entries for the Tour de France film competition.

The video was made by pupils at the school, which is based on Meadow View Road in Kilnhurst, and took a documentary style look at the history of the Tour de France.

Headteacher, Gill Ramsay, said everyone at the school was delighted to have been chosen as one of the competition winners.

She said: “ They made the video using their iPads and cameras. It’s been a very positive experience for everyone involved .”

“All of the children are very please with what they’ve achieved.”

“It’s also helped to encourage children and parents to come to school on their bikes instead.”

Schools from across the region were invited to submit a two minute entry about the Tour de France earlier this year, focusing on on topics including the history, the route, the jerseys, the bikes and the rules of the Tour de France.

The entries were judged by a panel of staff members from Sustrans, Rattle Media and Welcome to Yorkshire, and all of the winning entries will be remade professionally and shown around the region during the Grand Dèpart.

Max Bilbow from Rattle Media will be recreating the winning films.

He said “At Rattle Media we know that an inspiring video begins with a great concept.”

“There were so many fantastic entries and the winners really came up with some exceptional and unique ideas”

“Our task is challenging, to say the least, but with the help of those talented students, we will try to make their films even better.”

The competition is being run by charity Sustrans who have been working with schools in Yorkshire since 2004 to try and increase the numbers of children cycling to school,

 

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